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- Orvos, H., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Anatomia, histologia, embryologia 2009 v.38 no.5 pp. 387-391
- direct contact; electron microscopy; endothelial cells; endothelium; genes; immunohistochemistry; innervation; myocytes; neonates; shrinkage; smooth muscle; ultrastructure; umbilical cord; umbilical veins
- ... With the exception of its most proximal segment, the human umbilical cord lacks innervation. It might be expected, therefore, that a paracrine effect through the direct contact between the smooth muscle cells and the endothelium may be particularly important in the control of the fetoplacental circulation. In this study, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry were applied to examine umbilica ...