Journal article

Fibulin-5 is upregulated in decidualized human endometrial stromal cells and promotes primary human extravillous trophoblast outgrowth

Amy Winship, Carly Cuman, Katarzyna Rainczuk, Evdokia Dimitriadis

PLACENTA | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2015


Interactions between the highly invasive trophoblasts and the maternal uterine decidual extracellular matrix (ECM) are crucial in the determination of a successful pregnancy. Fibulin-5 (FBLN5) is a member of the fibulin family that alters cell adhesive and invasive properties and is expressed in human villous cytotrophoblasts. We aimed to determine the expression and immunolocalization of FBLN5 in human first trimester decidua and examine the effect of FBLN5 in trophoblast invasion in vitro using a first trimester placental villous outgrowth assay. We demonstrated that FBLN5 mRNA expression is upregulated in response to cAMP-mediated decidualization of primary human endometrial stromal cells..

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