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Immunology and Infection

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Human Placental and Decidual Organ Cultures to Study Infections at the Maternal-fetal Interface
 

Human Placental and Decidual Organ Cultures to Study Infections at the Maternal-fetal Interface

Article doi: 10.3791/54237
July 21st, 2016

Summary July 21st, 2016

A simple method to establish primary human placental (villous) and decidual organ cultures is described. Villous and decidual organ cultures are invaluable tools for studying pathogenesis at the human maternal-fetal interface. Infection with the facultative intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is demonstrated.

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