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Regions responsible for organizing the microtubular cytoskeletons of extra-embryonic membranes

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology
Issue number2 Suppl 2
Volume106
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)331-338
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We have identified putative microtubule-organising centres in whole mounts and frozen sections of full term human placenta, amniochorion and first trimester chorionic villus tissue by indirect immunofluorescence confocal laser scanning microscopy. These sites may perform a crucial executive role in the morphogenesis of human extra-embryonic membranes, and also may establish polarity in the amniotic epithelium and mediate the branching pattern of growth essential to the production of the chorionic villus tree.