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Recent Advances in Research on the Human Placenta

Edited by Jing Zheng

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States of America

This book contains the total of 19 chapters, each of which is written by one or several experts in the corresponding field. The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive and most updated overview of the human placenta, including current advances and future directions in the early detection, recognition, and management of placental abnormalities as well as the most common placental structure and functions, abnormalities, toxicology, infections, and pathologies. It also includes a highly controversial topic, therapeutic applications of the human placenta. A collection of articles presented by active investigators provides a clear update in the area of placental research for medical students, nurse practitioners, practicing clinicians, and biomedical researchers in the fields of obstetrics, pediatrics, family practice, genetics, and others who may be interested in human placentas.

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Recent Advances in Research on the Human PlacentaEdited by Jing Zheng

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1211

ISBN: 978-953-51-0194-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6864-5

Copyright year: 2012

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57067 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

54 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. Early Pregnancy Screening for Complications of Pregnancy: Proteomic Profiling Approaches

By Murray D. Mitchell and Gregory E. Rice


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2. Human Placenta as a Biomarker of Environmental Toxins Exposure – Long-Term Morphochemical Monitoring

By Monika Zadrożna, Barbara Nowak, Maria Żołnierek, Lucyna Zamorska and Józef Niweliński


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3. Exploring the Human Term Placenta as a Novel Source for Stem Cells and their Application in the Clinic

By Celena Heazlewood, Matthew Cook, Nina Ilic and Kerry Atkinson


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4. Aqueous Extract of Human Placenta

By Piyali Datta Chakraborty and Debasish Bhattacharyya


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5. Placental Toxicology of Pesticides

By Gladis Magnarelli and Natalia Guiñazú


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6. Protein Expression of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors in Human Placentas from Mild Preeclamptic and Early Pregnancies

By Ke-hong Hao, Qian Zhou, Qi-zhi He, Jing Zheng and Kai Wang


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7. Placental Infection by Trypanosome Cruzi, the Causal Agent of Congenital Chagas´ Disease

By Cintia Diaz-Luján, Maria Fernanda Triquell, Luciana Mezzano and Ricardo E. Fretes


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8. Mechanism of Congenital Chagas Disease: Effective Infection Depends on the Interplay Between Trypanosoma cruzi and the Different Tissue Compartments in the Chorionic Villi of the Human Placenta

By Juan Duaso, Christian Castillo and Ulrike Kemmerling


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9. Expression of Estrogen Receptors in Placentas Originating from Premature Deliveries Induced by Arterial Hypertension

By Andrzej Plewka, Danuta Plewka and Grażyna Nowaczyk


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10. Cytokines and the Innate Immune Response at the Materno-Fetal Interface

By Aled H. Bryant and Catherine A. Thornton


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11. Mechanisms of Maternal Immune Tolerance During Pregnancy

By John E. Schjenken, Jorge M. Tolosa, Jonathan W. Paul, Vicki L. Clifton and Roger Smith


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12. Placenta-Derived Exosomes and Their Role in the Immune Protection of the Fetus

By Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson and Vladimir Baranov


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13. The Morphology of Villous Capillary Bed in Normal and Diabetic Placenta

By Marie Jirkovská


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14. Role of EG-VEGF in Human Placentation: Physiological and Pathological Implications

By P. Hoffmann, S. Brouillet, M. Benharouga, J.J. Feige and N. Alfaidy


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15. Placental Transport of Thyroid Hormone and Iodide

By Kerry Richard, Huika Li, Kelly A. Landers, Jatin Patel and Robin H. Mortimer


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16. ABC Transporters in Human Placenta and Their Role in Maternal-Fetal Cholesterol Transfer: ABCA1 Candidate Target

By Jayonta Bhattacharjee, Francesca Ietta, Roberta Romagnoli, Nicoletta Bechi, Isabella Caniggia and Luana Paulesu


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17. Genomic Imprinting in Human Placenta

By Luca Lambertini, Men-Jean Lee, Carmen J. Marsit and Jia Chen


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18. Role of Nuclear Receptors Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs) and Liver X Receptors (LXRs) in the Human Placental Pathophysiology

By Geoffroy Marceau, Loïc Blanchon, Jean-Marc Lobaccaro and Vincent Sapin


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19. The Role of Mitochondria in Syncytiotrophoblast Cells: Bioenergetics and Steroidogenesis

By Federico Martinez, Rebeca Milan, Oscar Flores-Herrera, Sofia Olvera-Sanchez, Erika Gomez-Chang and Maria Teresa Espinosa-Garcia


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