Natural selection of human embryos : decidualizing endometrial stromal cells serve as sensors of embryo quality upon implantation
Vitzthum, Virginia J., Teklenburg, Gijs, Salker, Madhuri, Molokhia, Mariam, Lavery, Stuart, Trew, Geoffrey, Aojanepong, Tepchongchit, Mardon, Helen J., Lokugamage, Amali U., Rai, Raj, Landles, Christian, Roelen, Bernard A. J., Quenby, Siobhan, Kuijk, Ewart W., Kavelaars, Annemieke, Heijnen, Cobi J., Regan, Lesley, Brosens, Jan J. and Macklon, Nick S.. (2010) Natural selection of human embryos : decidualizing endometrial stromal cells serve as sensors of embryo quality upon implantation. PLoS One, Vol.5 (No.4). e10258. ISSN 1932-6203Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010258
Pregnancy is widely viewed as dependent upon an intimate dialogue, mediated by locally secreted factors between a developmentally competent embryo and a receptive endometrium. Reproductive success in humans is however limited, largely because of the high prevalence of chromosomally abnormal preimplantation embryos. Moreover, the transient period of endometrial receptivity in humans uniquely coincides with differentiation of endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) into highly specialized decidual cells, which in the absence of pregnancy invariably triggers menstruation. The role of cyclic decidualization of the endometrium in the implantation process and the nature of the decidual cytokines and growth factors that mediate the crosstalk with the embryo are unknown.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Reproductive Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||PLoS One|
|Publisher:||Public Library of Science|
|Date:||21 April 2010|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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