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Cells must communicate to maintain normal uterine and placental functions

Cell-cell communication through specialized channels known as gap junctions (Fig. 1) regulate cellular metabolism and coordinate cellular functions during growth and differentiation of organs and tissues. Gap junctions are composed of six proteins known as connexins (Cx)

World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism. Columbus, Ohio, USA. Oct 31- Nov 02, 2018

The initiative seeks to spur new innovation in Placental Research Greetings from Placenta 2018..!! On behalf of organizing committee, it’s a great pleasure and an honor inviting you for the “World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition

The role of the endocannabinoid system during pregnancy

The number of countries decriminalizing and/or legalizing the use of cannabis for recreational or medical purposes is constantly increasing. Although medical use of cannabis has been proven to alleviate certain pathological conditions, it has also been reported

A new role for a well-known hematopoietic factor (G-CSF) in placenta

Multiple growth factors produced in our organism by different types of cells promote a variety of biological responses related to cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, migration or death. The granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a protein that

Placental transfer of the HIV drug dolutegravir in a human ex vivo perfusion model

The fetus of an HIV-positive woman has a 25% chance of becoming infected during pregnancy. HIV medicines have shown to be highly effective in preventing fetal infection with HIV. A part of the efficacy but also the