Maternal Health and Autism
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The images illustrates a maternal immune cell population (Th17cells) influencing fetal brain development during pregnancy to result in the cortical malformation. Round-shaped objects represent Th17 cells floating on colored streams, representing other maternally derived factors that support fetal development. The ripple on the surface of the brain indicates the cortical malformation, the pathological phenotype observed in the MIA-affected offspring. Layered structures of the cortex are illustrated with stripes of varying colors.