Ex vivo dual perfusion of the human placenta: Disease simulation, therapeutic pharmacokinetics and analysis of off-target effects

Paul Brownbill, Neil Sebire, Erin V. McGillick, Stacey Ellery, Padma Murthi

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In recent years ex vivo dual perfusion of the human placental lobule is seeing an international renaissance in its application to understanding fetal health and development. Here, we discuss the methods and uses of this technique in the evaluation of (1) vascular function, (2) transplacental clearance, (3) hemodynamic and oxygenation changes associated with pregnancy complications on placental structure and function, and (4) placental toxicology and post-perfusion evaluation of tissue architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreeclampsia
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsPadma Murthi, Cathy Vaillancourt
Place of PublicationNY USA
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4939-7498-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-7497-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Fetoplacental
  • Methods
  • Off-target effects
  • Perfusion
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Placenta
  • Preeclampsia
  • Structural integrity
  • Vascular resistance

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