Proliferative potential of endometrial stromal cells, and endometrial and placental expression of cyclin in the bovine.
Nobuhiko Yamauchi, Toshiaki Takezawa, Keiichiro Kizaki, Chandana B Herath, Kazuyoshi Hashizume
J Reprod Dev | Published : 2003
The objective of the present investigation was to study proliferative activity of fibroblast-like endometrial stromal cells in bovine endometrial caruncular (CAR) and intercaruncular (ICAR) areas that have distinct functions during implantation. Endometrial stromal cells were derived from CAR and ICAR of nonpregnant cows, and their proliferative potential was analyzed in an in vitro cell culture system. In addition, expression of four types of cell cycle regulatory molecules was analyzed by RT-PCR in samples of CAR, ICAR, cotyledon (COT) and fetal membrane of both artificially inseminated (AI) and somatic nuclear transferred (NT) cows on days 30 and 60 of gestation. The proliferation growth ..View full abstract