Journal article

100. IN VIVO DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS TO UTERINE TISSUE

L Ye, R Mayberry, E Stanley, A Elefanty, C Gargett

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2009

Abstract

The endometrium undergoes cyclic regeneration. This regeneration has been attributed to adult stem progenitor cells and developmental mechanisms [1, 2]. A better understanding of human endometrial development may shed light on the mechanisms involved in endometrial regeneration and on early origins of adult endometrial disease. The lack of human fetal endometrial tissue has impeded research in early human endometrial development. We hypothesized that directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to human endometrial tissue by neonatal mouse uterine mesenchyme represents a novel system to study early development of human endometrium. Recent studies have shown that the neonatal..

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