Endothelin receptor mRNAs in human fetal membranes, chorionic vessels, and decidua parietalis.

@article{Germain1997EndothelinRM,
  title={Endothelin receptor mRNAs in human fetal membranes, chorionic vessels, and decidua parietalis.},
  author={Alfredo M. Germain and Paul C. Macdonald and M. Linette Casey},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={132 1-2},
  pages={161-8}
}
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is synthesized in avascular human amnion; and, immunoreactive ET-1 is present in amniotic fluid in concentrations 10 to 100 times those in blood. ET-1 acts, most commonly, in a local or paracrine manner; therefore, it is possible that amnion/amniotic fluid ET-1 acts on contiguous tissues, namely chorion laeve or placental surface… CONTINUE READING