Journal article

266. Supressor of cytokine signalling 3 regulates IL-11 induced human endometrial stromal cell decidualization

E Dimitriadis, C Stoikos, LA Salamonsen

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2005

Abstract

Decidualization of endometrial stromal cells is critical for embryo implantation and establishment of pregnancy. Locally produced cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-11 enhance decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells (HESC). IL-11 signaling is negatively regulated by suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins. IL-11 stimulates SOCS3 in human pituitary cells. The aim of this study was to examine the role of SOCS3 on IL-11 induced HESC decidualization. Decidualization of HESC was assessed using an in vitro model in which estrogen (E)+progesterone (P) or cAMP was administered for 8 days to cells. Medium was collected for prolactin (PRL) assay (a decidual marker). Cellular protei..

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