Journal article

532. SOLUBLE MEDIATORS IN THE HUMAN UTERINE CAVITY: POTENTIAL ROLES IN EMBRYO IMPLANTATION

N Hannan, KL Meehan, LJF Rombauts, LA Salamonsen

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

Abstract

Embryo implantation requires synchronized dialogue between a receptive endometrium and an activated blastocyst via locally produced soluble mediators. During the mid-secretory (MS) phase of the menstrual cycle there is increased glandular secretion into the uterine lumen. These secretions likely contain important mediators that modulate the endometrium and support the conceptus during implantation. Previously we identified that several chemokines were maximally produced during the MS phase by endometrial glandular epithelium (GE) (1, 2) and the presence of chemokine receptors on GE and human trophoblast (3). Furthermore recombinant human chemokines and endometrial epithelial cell-conditioned..

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