Placenta trophoblast fusion.

@article{Huppertz2008PlacentaTF,
  title={Placenta trophoblast fusion.},
  author={Berthold Huppertz and Marcus N. Borges},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={475},
  pages={135-47}
}
It has been known for more than 150 years that syncytial fusion is a normal feature in biological systems. In humans there are two larger syncytial tissues: skeletal muscles fibers and placental syncytiotrophoblast. Other fusion events take place as well from fertilization of the oocyte to infection of human cells by enveloped viruses (however, the latter does not necessarily lead to syncytium formation).Although knowledge of the fusion process is incomplete, it is clear that membranes do not… CONTINUE READING

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