Antibodies to cytokeratins bind to epitopes in human uterine smooth muscle cells in normal and pathological pregnancies.

@article{Stiemer1995AntibodiesTC,
  title={Antibodies to cytokeratins bind to epitopes in human uterine smooth muscle cells in normal and pathological pregnancies.},
  author={Beate Stiemer and Renate Graf and Hermann Neudeck and Ralf Hildebrandt and Hartmut Hopp and Hans K. Weitzel},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={407-14}
}
Cytokeratin antibodies have been widely used for the identification of trophoblast cells in the placental bed, following their invasion from the developing conceptus. Their identification centres upon the expression of cytokeratin in epithelial cells, from which trophoblast cells are derived. Our recent observations indicate that this strict relationship may be more complex than was thought. Cryostat and paraffin sections of human decidua and myometrium, taken from the placental bed and the… CONTINUE READING