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Interleukin 11 signaling components signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) regulate human endometrial stromal cell differentiation

Evdokia Dimitriadis, Chelsea Stoikos, Yee-Lee Tan, Lois A Salamonsen



The differentiation of endometrial stromal cells into decidual cells (decidualization) is critical for embryo implantation, but the mechanisms remain poorly defined. Numerous paracrine agents including IL-11 promote human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. IL-11 signaling is transduced by the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) proteins. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins are stimulated in response to cytokine-inducible STAT phosphorylation, acting in a negative-feedback mechanism to hinder cytokine receptor activity. This study examined the role of IL-11 signal transduction components in HESC decidualization in an ex vivo model. Cells were ..

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