Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Mechanism of Trypanosoma cruzi Placenta Invasion and Infection: The Use of Human Chorionic Villi Explants

Figure 1

Electron micrograph of a chorionic villous human placenta. Picture depicts the intervillous space (1) and the placental barrier formed by the syncytiotrophoblast (2), a discontinuous cytotrophoblast (3), basal laminae (asterix), conective tissue, and fetal vessels (4).