Establishment and characterization of day 30 equine chorionic girdle and allantochorion cell lines
Establishing cell lines is a good model for experimental applications to study molecular mechanisms and cell-specific gene expression. A human resistant telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) lentivirus was utilized to establish stable equine embryonic cell lines. Equids have a diffuse epitheliochorial placenta, where the invasive trophoblast is represented by the chorionic girdle (CG) and the noninvasive trophoblast are the allantochorion (AC). Embryonic CG cells are unique to horses compared to other farm animals' embryos. The CG cells are the predecessor of endometrial cups (EC) that ...
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