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Uterine natural killer cells: a specialized differentiation regulated by ovarian hormones
Summary:  In adult females of many species, a transient population of natural killer (NK) cells appears in cycles within the uterine endometrium (lining). Appearance of these lymphocytes coincidesExpand
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Interferon Gamma in Successful Pregnancies1
Abstract Interferon gamma (IFNG) is a proinflammatory cytokine secreted in the uterus during early pregnancy. It is abundantly produced by uterine natural killer cells in maternal endometrium butExpand
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Genetic Deletion of Placenta Growth Factor in Mice Alters Uterine NK Cells
Placenta growth factor (PlGF; formerly PGF), a vascular endothelial growth factor gene family member, is expressed in human implantation sites by maternal uterine NK (uNK) and fetal trophoblastExpand
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L-arginine stimulates immune response in chickens immunized with intermediate plus strain of infectious bursal disease vaccine.
Infectious bursal disease continues to pose an important threat to the commercial poultry industry, especially after the emergence of virulent infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). L-arginine, aExpand
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Pathophysiology and Immune Dysfunction in Endometriosis
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent, chronic, proinflammatory disease prevalent in 10% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Characterized by the growth of endometrium-like tissue in aberrantExpand
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Characterization of canine embryonic stem cell lines derived from different niche microenvironments.
Embryo-derived stem cells hold enormous potential for producing cell-based transplantation therapies, allowing high-throughput drug screening and delineating early embryonic development. However,Expand
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Analysis of uterine natural killer cells in mice.
The term uterine natural killer (uNK) cell is applied in mice to an abundant but transient NK cell population that undergoes unique, terminal differentiation within embryo implantation sites duringExpand
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Uterine NK cells in murine pregnancy.
Murine uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are transient, short-lived, terminally differentiated lymphocytes found in decidualized endometrium. Cells expressing natural killer cell surface markers areExpand
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Extracellular vesicle mediated intercellular communication at the porcine maternal-fetal interface: A new paradigm for conceptus-endometrial cross-talk
Exosomes and microvesicles are extracellular vesicles released from cells and can contain lipids, miRNAs and proteins that affect cells at distant sites. Recently, microvesicles containing miRNA haveExpand
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Differential expression of plasma microRNA in preeclamptic patients at delivery and 1 year postpartum.
OBJECTIVE Preeclampsia (PE) is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy characterized by widespread maternal endothelial dysfunction. Although clinical signs subside following delivery, long-term risksExpand
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