IL-11 and IL-11Ralpha immunolocalisation at primate implantation sites supports a role for IL-11 in placentation and fetal development.
E Dimitriadis, L Robb, Y-X Liu, AC Enders, H Martin, C Stoikos, E Wallace, LA Salamonsen
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology | Published : 2003
Embryo implantation, endometrial stromal cell decidualization and formation of a functional placenta are critical processes in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Interleukin (IL)-11 signalling is essential for adequate decidualization in the mouse uterus and IL-11 promotes decidualization in the human. IL-11 action is mediated via binding to the specific IL-11 receptor alpha (IL-11Ralpha). The present study examined immunoreactive IL-11 and IL-11Ralpha in cycling rhesus monkey endometrium, at implantation sites in cynomolgus and rhesus monkeys and in human first trimester decidua and defined distinct spatial and temporal patterns. In cycling rhesus monkey endometrium, IL-11 and ..View full abstract