Pathogenic role of anti-beta2-glycoprotein I antibodies on human placenta: functional effects related to implantation and roles of heparin.

Most of the clinical manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) can be related to thrombotic events; however, placental thrombosis cannot explain all of the pregnancy complications that occur in women with this syndrome. In this regard, it has been hypothesized that antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies can directly attack trophoblasts, but it is… CONTINUE READING