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TitlePlacenta as a Model and a Source [electronic resource] / edited by Olga Genbaฤ{141}ev, Arnold Klopper, Rebecca Beaconsfield
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1989
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Descript 188 p. online resource


The foreword to the "book of a meeting" is often an excuse for a paen of praise, a homily, or even an apologia - and sometimes a combination of all three. While certain traditions have been dispensed with in this volume the standard pattern for the foreword has its advantages, so here at least tradition will be adhered to - though in reverse order from that stated above. It The apologia can be dismissed briefly, for the editors have explained in their General Introduction that this is not the book of a meeting. All that remains to be added here is a description of the modus operandi. Being aware that speaking and writing are different activities requiring diffeยญ rent presentation, each participant was asked to prepare a script for publication resembling what he would speak about only in outline. It may be that as a result the essays lack detail and are thin under some of the classical headings of scientific writing. So the reader, in turn, is asked to accept this and give his attention instead to the concepts and ideas contained therein. It may even come about that this kind of presentation will in the end result in something less ephemeral than the standard conference proceedings book. Criticism of conference proceedings and the type of meetings that give rise to these little-loved tomes is not a new phenomenom


General Introduction -- General Introduction -- Perfusion of the Placenta -- Protein Release by the In Vitro Human Placental Lobule When Dually Perfused by Different Protocols -- Criteria for In Vitro Dual Perfusions in the Human Placental Lobule: Perfusions in Excess of 12 Hours -- Evaluation of an In Vitro Dual Perfusion System for the Study of Placental Proteins: Energy Metabolism -- De Novo Synthesis of Pregnancy-Specific and Pregnancy-Associated Proteins by the In Vitro Perfused Human Term Placenta -- In Vitro Models for Reading and Manipulating Trophoblast Signals -- Editorial Comment -- Placental Culture -- Editorial Introduction -- Trophoblast in Spheroid Culture -- Tissue Explant Technique in the Study of Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) Production In Vitro -- Effects of Decidual Prolactin on Amnio-Chorion Water Permeability -- Extracellular Matrix in Endometrium and Decidua -- Paracrine and Autocrine Factors Involved in the Regulation of the Release of Human Decidual Prolactin and Human Placental Lactogen -- Placenta as a Source -- Editorial Introduction -- Endogenous ร{159}-Galactoside Binding Lectin of Human Placenta -- The Purification and Clinical Application of Angiogenic and Growth Factors from Human Placenta and Endometrium: Possible Autocrine-Paracrine Role -- Human Trophoblast: A Biological and Clinical Demonstration of Its Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Properties -- End Piece -- Contributors

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