Journal article

Interleukin 1 beta is induced by interleukin 11 during decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells, but is not released in a bioactive form

Christine A White, Evdokia Dimitriadis, Andrew M Sharkey, Chelsea J Stoikos, Lois A Salamonsen

Journal of Reproductive Immunology | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2007


Blastocyst implantation is dependent on the differentiation of endometrial stromal cells (ESC) into decidual cells. Decidualization of human ESC in vitro is enhanced by interleukin 11 (IL11), with associated changes in gene expression. Genes downstream of IL11 may provide targets for the treatment of implantation failure or the development of non-hormonal contraceptives. This study aimed to examine the effect of IL11 on interleukin 1 beta (IL1B) mRNA and protein expression during in vitro decidualization of ESC. Cells were decidualized with 17beta-estradiol and medroxyprogesterone acetate in the presence or absence of exogenous IL11, and IL1B mRNA was quantified by real-time RT-PCR. Inactive..

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