Specialized patterns of vascular differentiation antigens in the pregnant mouse uterus and the placenta.


The success of pregnancy depends on the ability of trophoblast cells to infiltrate the maternal decidua and breach uterine vessels. To ask whether the antigenic phenotype of maternal endothelial cells (EC) in the vascular zone and central decidua basalis may reflect a specialized programming of these vessels for interaction with the trophoblast, we did a… (More)