The role of lymphatics in placentation has been scantily studied and the true existence of placental lymphatics is under debate. Numerous blood and lymphatic-lineage molecule markers are now available and they are expressed in human placental tissue. D2-40 expression at the placental stromal level seems to indicate that network-forming, podoplanin-expressing cells may act as a reticular-lymphatic-like conductive network. This exciting area at the intersection of perinatology and lymphology needs further investigation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|
- Immunohistochemistry, D2-40 podoplanin
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy