The plasma membrane transformation facilitates pregnancy in both reptiles and mammals.

@article{Murphy2000ThePM,
  title={The plasma membrane transformation facilitates pregnancy in both reptiles and mammals.},
  author={Christopher R. Murphy and Margot Jill Hosie and Michael B. Thompson},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={433-9}
}
Mechanisms of placentation are very diverse in mammals and range from types in which the uterine epithelium is breached by the implanting blastocyst to those where the epithelium remains intact. Despite these differences in mechanisms, the initial response of the plasma membrane of uterine epithelial cells is remarkably similar across mammalian species which has led to the term 'plasma membrane transformation' to encapsulate the concept of a common beginning to implantation. Membrane phenomena… CONTINUE READING

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