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Separated Cell Types as Analytical Tools in the Study of Decidualization and Implantation

  • Stanley R. Glasser
  • Shirley A. McCormack

Abstract

Various strategies used by different species to assure successful blastocyst-endometrial interaction have evolved. The advantages and limitations of the decidual cell reaction (DCR) as a model for studying these events have been recognized (Psychoyos, 1973; Glasser and Clark, 1975; Glasser and McCormack, 1980a,c). Concise descriptions of the sequential relationships of the steroid hormones (Psychoyos, 1973; Glasser and Clark, 1975) and the different hormonal responses of epithelial and stromal cells have been provided (Martin and Finn, 1968; Tachi et al., 1972; Martin et al., 1973a,b). These researches have validated the determinant role of progesterone in the development of uterine sensitivity. Certain species require estrogen to complete the maturation of the sensitive uterus to the final stages of uterine receptivity for ovum implantation. Detailed cytological, ultrastructural (Nilsson, 1970; Enders and Schlafke, 1971; Schlafke and Enders, 1975; Sherman and Wudl, 1976), and physiological correlates (Meyers, 1970; Psychoyos, 1973; Glasser and Clark, 1975; Glasser and McCormack, 1979) of these events are also part of the literature.

Keywords

Stromal Cell Mouse Uterus Myometrial Cell Individual Cell Type Uterine Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley R. Glasser
    • 1
  • Shirley A. McCormack
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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