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Morphogenesis of Human Placental Chorionic Villi:Cytoskeletal, Syncytioskeletal and Extracellular Matrix Proteins

OCKLEFORD, C D and WAKELY, J and BADLEY, R A (1981) Morphogenesis of Human Placental Chorionic Villi:Cytoskeletal, Syncytioskeletal and Extracellular Matrix Proteins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 212 (1188). pp. 305-316. ISSN 0962-8452

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Abstract

Immunocytochemical and ultrastructural methods were used to investigate the distribution of a family of structural proteins in the human placenta near term. These reveal the distribution of cytoskeletal and `syncytioskeletal' components that may account for some of the more obvious micromorphological features of placental structure. In the syncytiotrophoblast a potentially supporting structure `the syncytioskeletal layer' is described. It is an apparently continuous and complex polymeric network covering the villous tree, a surface of the order of 10 m$^{2}$ in area in the full term placenta (Aherne & Dunnill 1966). It is suggested that this layer plays a part in morphogenesis of the villous tree.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 49286
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2011 10:17
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:39
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49286

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