Endocrinology of Embryo-Endometrium Interactions

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The proceedings of a September 1992 symposium in Bordeaux, France, focusing on the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that program the generation of reciprocal maternal and embryonic signals in pregnant humans and animals. The 32 papers cover experimental and clinical studies of uterine receptivity, pregnancy recognition, endometrial responses to receptivity, and prospects for research in the coming decade. Reproduced from typescripts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306448096
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Reproductive Biology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 428

Table of Contents

Endocrinology of Embryo-Endometrial Interactions: A Hundred Years of Fascinating Discoveries 1
Contributions of Comparative Studies to Understanding Mechanisms of Implantation 11
Cell Biology of Endometrial Receptivity and of Trophoblast-Endometrial Interactions 17
Progesterone Directed Gene Expression in Rat Uterine Stromal Cells 33
Cellular Aspects of Implantation in Ruminants 41
Expression and Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 and Retinol Binding Protein in the Baboon (Papio anubis) Uterus 57
The Expression of Peptidase Antigens, CD10/Neutral Endopeptidase, CD13/Aminopeptidase N and CD26/Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV in Human Endometrium 67
Angiogenesis in the Rat Uterus During Pregnancy 77
Receptive and Refractory Period in Human Implantation 93
Implantation of Human Blastocysts Following In Vitro Fertilization 107
Characterization of the Human Endometrium in Relation to Implantation 125
RU486: After Ten Years: Novel Molecules and Reproductive Medicine 137
Pregnancy Recognition 163
Hemopoietic Cytokine Regulation of Trophoblast Interferon, Ovine Trophoblast Protein-1 167
Involvement of Local Mediators in Blastocyst Implantation 183
Immunoendocrine Functions of Trophoblast Interferons (IFN-[tau] or TP-1 or Trophoblastins) in the Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy
The Decidual Hormones and Their Role in Pregnancy Recognition 217
Embryo-Endometrial Interactions 223
Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Their Binding Proteins in the Endometrium 229
Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 (IGF2) Expression at the Embryonic-Maternal Boundary 245
Colony Stimulating Factor-1 in the Female Reproductive Tract During the Pre- and Peri-Implantation Periods 253
Leukaemia Inhibitory Factor and the Regulation of Blastocyst Implantation 269
Carbohydrates and Implantation of the Mammalian Embryo 279
In Vitro Analysis of Epithelial Surface Changes During Implantation 297
Steroid Regulation of Inflammatory Responses in the Reproductive Tract 313
In Vitro Systems to Study Embryo-Maternal Interactions 323
The Interaction of Trophoblast with Endometrial Stroma 327
Induction of Different Gap Junction Connexins in Response to Embryo Implantation 343
Changes in Integrin Expression Reflect a Stepwise Differentiation Program in Mouse and Human Trophoblast 353
Matrix Metalloproteinases: A Role in Implantation? 365
Controlled Extracellular Matrix Degradation: A Fundamental Mechanism in the Implantation Process 379
Future Prospect of Research on Endocrinology of Embryo-Endometrial Interactions 391
Index 401
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