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Maternal-fetal interaction during pregnancy

The placenta is a highly specialized organ essential for normal fetal development and mother well-being during mammalian pregnancy. It is composed of maternal and zygote derived cells which interact to allow exchange of gases, nutrients and wastes, to promote immune protection of the fetus and also to produce pregnancy-associated hormones and growth factors. Abnormalities of these functions are associated with a wide range of pregnancy and postpartum complications. Due analogies, mouse placenta has been intensively studied.
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Graduate student
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Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Health Sciences
Maternal-fetal interaction during pregnancy
Grad student
School of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Ecology, Biodiversity and the Natural Environment
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Nathalia Azevedo Portilho
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Graduate Student, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences