Endoglin regulates trophoblast differentiation along the invasive pathway in human placental villous explants.

Successful invasion of the maternal vascular system by trophoblast cells is a prerequisite for the establishment of a normal hemochorial placenta. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) has been implicated in the regulation of trophoblast invasiveness into the uterus. Endoglin is a component of the TGFbeta receptor complex that binds beta1 and beta3… CONTINUE READING