Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta?

Carlo Bellini, M. Rutigliani, F. Boccardo, C. Campisi, T. Bellini, E. Bonioli, E. Fulcheri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalLymphology
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Perinatology
Placentation
Lymphatic Vessels
Placenta

Keywords

  • Immunohistochemistry, D2-40 podoplanin
  • Lymphatics
  • Placenta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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Bellini, C., Rutigliani, M., Boccardo, F., Campisi, C., Bellini, T., Bonioli, E., & Fulcheri, E. (2012). Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta? Lymphology, 45(1), 34-36.

Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta? / Bellini, Carlo; Rutigliani, M.; Boccardo, F.; Campisi, C.; Bellini, T.; Bonioli, E.; Fulcheri, E.

In: Lymphology, Vol. 45, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 34-36.

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Bellini, C, Rutigliani, M, Boccardo, F, Campisi, C, Bellini, T, Bonioli, E & Fulcheri, E 2012, 'Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta?', Lymphology, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 34-36.
Bellini C, Rutigliani M, Boccardo F, Campisi C, Bellini T, Bonioli E et al. Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta? Lymphology. 2012 Mar;45(1):34-36.
Bellini, Carlo ; Rutigliani, M. ; Boccardo, F. ; Campisi, C. ; Bellini, T. ; Bonioli, E. ; Fulcheri, E. / Are there lymphatic vessels in the placenta?. In: Lymphology. 2012 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 34-36.
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