Journal article

301. LEUKEMIA INHIBITORY FACTOR IS A CRITICAL REGULATOR OF DECIDUALIZATION OF ENDOMETRIAL STROMAL CELLS IN HUMANS AND MICE

L Lin, EM Menkhorst, E Dimitriadis

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2010

Abstract

Decidualization is the differentiation of endometrial stromal cells into decidual cells. It is a critical process in embryo implantation, placentation and the establishment of pregnancy. Inadequate decidualization can lead to infertility, abnormal placentation and recurrent miscarriage. Endometrial leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is indispensible in blastocyst implantation in mice and dysregulated in infertile women. LIF is produced by 1st trimester decidual cells but its role in decidualization is not known. This study aimed to examine the role of LIF in human and mouse decidualization. Primary human endometrial stomal cells (HESC) were isolated and decidualized (D) by treatment with estra..

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