Geeta Godbole

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Homeobox A10 (HOXA10), a member of abdominal B subclass of homeobox genes, is responsible for uterine homeosis during development. Intriguingly, in the adult murine uterus, HOXA10 has been demonstrated to play important roles in receptivity, embryo implantation, and decidualization. However, the roles of HOXA10 in the primate endometrium are not known. To(More)
LIM homeodomain transcription factors are critical regulators of early development in multiple systems but have yet to be examined for a role in circuit formation. The LIM homeobox gene Lhx2 is expressed in cortical progenitors during development and also in the superficial layers of the neocortex in maturity. However, analysis of Lhx2 function at later(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of decidua-derived factors on trophoblast invasion. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTINGS Research institute. PATIENT(S) In vitro decidualized human endometrial cells, trophoblast cell lines JEG-3, and ACH-3P. INTERVENTION(S) The effect of decidual conditioned medium (DCM) on the invasion of trophoblast cells lines(More)
Implantation represents the remarkable synchronization between the development of the embryo and the differentiation of the endometrium. It depends on uterine-dependent and embryo-specific events, which are critically and sequentially coordinated. A plethora of molecules have been identified which play major roles before and after embryo implantation. In(More)
At the time of implantation, the trophoblast cells of the embryo adhere and then invade into the maternal endometrium and eventually establish placentation. The endometrium at the same time undergoes decidualization, which is essential for successful pregnancy. While the NK cells of the decidua have been implicated to play a key role in trophoblast(More)
Attainment of successful implantation depends upon the synchronized changes in the endometrium before and after the arrival of blastocyst into the uterine cavity. The cues obtained from the receptive endometrium helps in proliferation and differentiation of the trophoblast cells. During the course of invasive differentiation, the trophoblast cells undergo(More)
Cytokine production by the endometrial stromal and decidual cells is essential for successful differentiation of the endometrial stromal cells and uterine leukocytes to sustain pregnancy. Interleukin-11 and -15 (IL-11 and IL-15) secreted by the stromal and decidual cells are two key modulators of the process of decidualization and natural killer cell (NK)(More)
This study examines the IL-11 mediated activation of downstream signaling and expression of effector molecules to resolve the controversies associated with the IL-11 mediated regulation of the invasiveness of two commonly used trophoblastic cell models viz. JEG-3 and HTR-8/SVneo cells. It has been reported that IL-11 increases the invasiveness of JEG-3(More)
An important step toward successful pregnancy involves invasion of the trophoblast cells into the decidua for placentation. Herein, we show that in the human and baboon decidua HOXA10 expression is downregulated after implantation and that this reduction is most prominent in the decidual cells juxtaposed to the invading placental villi. The supernatants(More)
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