Who we are

and what we do

We are a group of researchers of the Medical University of Graz fascinated by how maternal and fetal factors drive pregnancy and placental function.
We analyse pregnancy associated factors and placental physiology in health and disease. Moreover, we have established a panel of cell and tissue culture methodology and functional assays which we combine with molecular cutting edge analyses to address our research questions in vitro.

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Paper Out

November 2021


SUCNR1 Is Expressed in Human Placenta and Mediates Angioenesis: Significance in Gestational Diabetes

Reham Atallah, Jürgen Gindlhuber, Wolfgang Platzer, Thomas Bärnthaler, Eva Tatzl, Wolfgang Toller, Jasmin Strutz, Sonja Rittchen, Petra Luschnig, Ruth Birner-Grünberger, Christian Wadsack, Akos Heinemann


PMID: 34769478
DOI: 10.3390/ijms222112048

SUCNR1 Is Expressed in Human Placenta and Mediates Angiogenesis: Significance in Gestational Diabetes - PubMed (nih.gov)