Carmen Llados

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Cancer of the reproductive tract encompasses malignancies of the uterine corpus, cervix, ovary, Fallopian tube, among others and accounts for 15% of female cancer mortalities. Tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) mediates apoptosis by binding to death receptors and offers a promising cancer treatment. The goal of this study was(More)
Levonorgestrel (LNG), a progestin widely used for regular hormonal contraception, is also used for emergency contraception (EC) to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. However, its mode of action in EC is only partially understood. One unresolved question is whether or not EC prevents pregnancy by interfering with postfertilization events. Here,(More)
Indirect evidence of embryo signalling to the oviduct was sought in rats by examining the transport of embryos of different ages. One-cell or four-cell embryos were transferred to the oviducts of recipient rats on Day 1 of pregnancy, and the number, condition, and location of native and transferred embryos was assessed on Day 4. To control for the effect of(More)
Pituitary glands were obtained from autopsies of women who had died suddenly during normal pregnancy (8), a few days after a septic abortion (17), or from traumatic injuries while nonpregnant (19). The adenohypophyseal content of immunoreactive luteinizing hormone (LH) was measured by means of solid phase radioimmunoassay. The LH content was significantly(More)
The oviduct acts as a functional sperm reservoir in many mammalian species. Both binding and release of spermatozoa from the oviductal epithelium are mainly modulated by sperm capacitation. Several molecules from oviductal fluid are involved in the regulation of sperm function. Anandamide is a lipid mediator involved in reproductive physiology. Previously,(More)
The purpose of this study was to validate the dual analyte system (Boots Celltech Ltd, Slough, UK) as a marker of ovarian function. For this purpose the urinary profile of the ratio of oestrone-3-glucuronide to pregnanediol-3-glucuronide in urine (E13G/PD3G) was compared with plasma concentrations of oestradiol, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH) and(More)
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