AUSTRALIAN BASED BIOMEDICAL FELLOWSHIP
Grant number: 490995 | Funding period: 2011 - 2012
The endometrium (lining of the uterus) undergoes breakdown and re-growth each month as part of the menstrual cycle. This restorative process is not well understood. For the first time stem cells have been identified within human endometrium that are likely to be responsible for its remarkable regeneration. The aim of this project is to identify stem cells within the mouse endometrium, to use as a model to understand how the endometrium restores each month after menstruation.
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Corin, an enzyme with a putative role in spiral artery remodeling, is up-regulated in late secretory endometrium and first trimester decidua
Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Louie Ye, Laura Tuohey, Evdokia Dimitriadis, Judith Bulmer, Peter Rogers, Ellen Menkhorst, Michelle Van Sinderen, Jane E Girling, Natalie Hannan, Stephen Tong