Vartanova jelly

Vartanova jelly - gelatinous connective tissuethat fills the umbilical cord of the embryo. Consists of the core cell-free substances formed hyaluronic acid, various forms of cells and juice (extravascular) tubules. Serves for protection of vessels of the umbilical cord from squeeze, damage, and also carries barrier function: preventing the introduction and spread of various infectious agents from mother to fetus.