Structure of amnion

Known as: Amnion, Amniotic Membranes, Membrane, Amniotic 
The innermost membranous sac that surrounds and protects the developing embryo which is bathed in the AMNIOTIC FLUID. Amnion cells are secretory… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND Preterm delivery causes substantial neonatal mortality and morbidity. Unrecognized intra-amniotic infections caused by… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Fetal membranes are tissues of particular interest for several reasons, including their role in preventing rejection… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Accumulating evidence suggests that human parturition represents an inflammatory process. Leukocytes are known to infiltrate… (More)
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Intrauterine infection is a major cause of premature labor with and without intact membranes. Intrauterine infection is present… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether fetal exposure to intra-amniotic inflammation and a systemic fetal… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
PURPOSE To determine whether preserved human amniotic membrane can be used as an alternative substrate for treating persistent… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study is to determine whether amniotic membrane can be used as an alternative to conjunctival… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
To address the function of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP2) in mammalian development, mice with a targeted deletion of the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
With the aid of a whole-mount technique, we have detected a small cluster of alkaline phosphatase (ALP)-positive cells in whole… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
To study the role of infection in prematurity, we studied the demographic and obstetrical characteristics, chorioamnionic… (More)
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