Basic fibroblast growth factor messenger ribonucleic acid levels in human placentas from normal and pathological pregnancies.

This study was designed to determine whether basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) gene expression in human placenta varies as a function of gestational age and to evaluate whether bFGF synthesis might be altered in pathological pregnancies. Moreover, we also investigated whether human placental cells express the bFGF receptor gene. The presence of mRNA for… CONTINUE READING