Stromal-Epithelial Cell Communication in the Female Reproductive Tract

  • Paul S. Cooke
  • David L. Buchanan
  • Takeshi Kurita
  • Dennis B. Lubahn
  • Gerald R. Cunha
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 9)

Abstract

The female reproductive organs undergo well-characterized structural and functional changes during the estrous or menstrual cycles and the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. These reproductive tract changes are primarily under the control of hormones such as estrogens, specifically estradiol 17-β (E2), and progesterone (P). Owing to the critical role of E2 and P in the normal functioning of the female reproductive tract, as well as the role of these hormones in the etiology and progression of various diseases of the reproductive organs, it is important to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which these hormones act.

Keywords

Estrogen Heparin Testosterone Luminal Tamoxifen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul S. Cooke
  • David L. Buchanan
  • Takeshi Kurita
  • Dennis B. Lubahn
  • Gerald R. Cunha

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