Development of the hemochorial maternal vascular spaces in the placenta through endothelial and vasculogenic mimicry.

@article{Rai2014DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the hemochorial maternal vascular spaces in the placenta through endothelial and vasculogenic mimicry.},
  author={Anshita Rai and James C Cross},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={387 2},
  pages={131-41}
}
The maternal vasculature within the placenta in primates and rodents is unique because it is lined by fetal cells of the trophoblast lineage and not by maternal endothelial cells. In addition to trophoblast cells that invade the uterine spiral arteries that bring blood into the placenta, other trophoblast subtypes sit at different levels of the vascular space. In mice, at least five distinct subtypes of trophoblast cells have been identified which engage maternal endothelial cells on the… CONTINUE READING

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