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Vitamin A (retinol) and its active metabolite, retinoic acid (RA), serve dual roles in the female reproductive tract. Cytochrome P450 26A1 (Cyp26a1), an RA-metabolizing enzyme, is involved in mammalian early pregnancy. In order to investigate the role of RA synthesis and metabolism during embryo implantation, we first investigated the spatiotemporal(More)
Secretory protein proline-rich acid protein 1 (PRAP1) is abundantly expressed in late pregnant uterus. However, regulation and function of PRAP1 in pregnant uterus is still elusive. We firstly reported differential expression of PRAP1 in peri-implantation uteri and its localization in endometrial epithelia. Expression of PRAP1 in uterus was induced by(More)
Previously we have screened out Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7) as a differentially expressed gene in post-implantation uterus versus pre-implantation uterus by suppressive subtractive hybridation. However its function in uterus was not clearly identified. In this research, the expression and function of IGFBP7 during post-implantation(More)
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