Vol. 54 Nos. 2/3 (2010) pp.227-553


Cover legend

Nine week-old miscarried human embryo, illustrating the intimate placenta-embryo relation. Photograph by Lennart Nilsson. Reproduced with permission from Lennart Nilsson Photography AB.


Joan S. Hunt and Kent L. Thornburg
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 227-229

A dialogue with Allen Enders

Contemporary comparative placenta research - an interview with Allen Enders
Kent L. Thornburg and Joan S. Hunt
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 231-236

Historical perspectives

Some historical aspects of understanding placental development, structure and function
Lawrence D. Longo and Lawrence P. Reynolds
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 237-255
Sir Joseph Barcroft, Cambridge placental and fetal research (1933-1966) and inter-generational Science
Robert Boyd and C.A. Richard Boyd
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 257-268


Critical growth factors and signalling pathways controlling human trophoblast invasion
Martin Knöfler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 269-280
Immune cells in the placental bed
Judith N. Bulmer, Paula J. Williams and Gendie E. Lash
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 281-294
Endometrial responses to embryonic signals in the primate
Prajna Banerjee and Asgerally T. Fazleabas
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 295-302
The influence of the intrauterine environment on human placental development
Graham J. Burton, Eric Jauniaux and D. Stephen Charnock-Jones
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 303-311
Local regulation of implantation at the human fetal-maternal interface
Evdokia Dimitriadis, Guiying Nie, Natalie J. Hannan, Premila Paiva and Lois A. Salamonsen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 313-322

Placental development, differentiation and function

Developmental cell biology of human villous trophoblast: current research problems
John D. Aplin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 323-329
Shear stress regulation of nitric oxide production in uterine and placental artery endothelial cells: experimental studies and hemodynamic models of shear stresses on endothelial cells
Benjamin Sprague, Naomi C. Chesler and Ronald R. Magness
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 331-339
Development and function of trophoblast giant cells in the rodent placenta
Dong Hu and James C. Cross
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 341-354
Uteroplacental vascular development and placental function: an update
Lawrence P. Reynolds, Pawel P. Borowicz, Joel S. Caton, Kimberly A. Vonnahme, Justin S. Luther, David S. Buchanan, Shireen A. Hafez, Anna T. Grazul-Bilska and Dale A. Redmer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 355-365
Receptor-mediated uptake and transport of macromolecules in the human placenta
Henning Schneider and Richard K. Miller
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 367-375

Fetal impact

Placental nutrient supply and fetal growth
Michelle Desforges and Colin P. Sibley
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 377-390
The placenta in the integrated physiology of fetal volume control
J. Job Faber and Debra F. Anderson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 391-396
Estrogen regulation of placental angiogenesis and fetal ovarian development during primate pregnancy
Eugene D. Albrecht and Gerald J. Pepe
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 397-407
Placental metabolic reprogramming: do changes in the mix of energy-generating substrates modulate fetal growth?
Nicholas P. Illsley, Isabella Caniggia and Stacy Zamudio
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 409-419

Maternal-placental immunology

The hidden maternal-fetal interface: events involving the lymphoid organs in maternal-fetal tolerance
Elizabeth S. Taglauer, Kristina M. Adams Waldorf and Margaret G. Petroff
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 421-430
On the role of placental major histocompatibility complex and decidual leukocytes in implantation and pregnancy success using non-human primate models
Thaddeus G. Golos, Gennadiy I. Bondarenko, Svetlana V. Dambaeva, Edith E. Breburda, and Maureen Durning
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 431-443
Split immunological tolerance to trophoblast
Amanda de Mestre, Leela Noronha, Bettina Wagner and Douglas F. Antczak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 445-455
Immunoregulatory molecules in human placentas: potential for diverse roles in pregnancy
Joan S. Hunt, Judith L. Pace and Ryan M. Gill
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 457-467

The placenta and disease

In preeclampsia, the placenta grows slowly along its minor axis
Eero Kajantie, Kent L. Thornburg, Johan G.Eriksson, Clive Osmond and David J.P. Barker
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 469-473
Trisomy 21- affected placentas highlight prerequisite factors for human trophoblast fusion and differentiation
André Malassiné, Jean-Louis Frendo and Danièle Evain-Brion
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 475-482

Comparative placentation

Placentation in mammals once grouped as insectivores
Anthony M. Carter and Allen C. Enders
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 483-493
Trophoblast phagocytic program: roles in different placental systems
Estela Bevilacqua, Mara-Sandra Hoshida, Andrea Amarante-Paffaro, Andrea Albieri-Borges and Sara Zago-Gomes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 495-505

A three-way conversation: maternal/placetal/fetal

Gene expression in the placenta: maternal stress and epigenetic responses
Ciprian P. Gheorghe, Ravi Goyal, Ashwani Mittal and Lawrence D. Longo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 507-523
The surface area of the placenta and hypertension in the offspring in later life
David J.P. Barker, Kent L. Thornburg, Clive Osmond, Eero Kajantie and Johan G. Eriksson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 525-530
Naturally acquired microchimerism
Hilary S. Gammill and J. Lee Nelson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 531-543
Role of fetal membranes in signaling of fetal maturation and parturition
Leslie Myatt and Kang Sun
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 545-553

The International Journal of Developmental Biology
ISSN 1696-3547 (online) and 0214-6282 (print)