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Attachment and migration of trophectoderm (Tr) cells, hallmarks of blastocyst implantation in mammals, are unique uterine events. Secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) in the uterus binds integrins on(More)
For successful implantation and establishment of early epitheliochorial placentation, porcine conceptuses require histotroph, including nutrients and growth factors, secreted by or transported into(More)
IGF-II, a potent stimulator of cellular proliferation, differentiation, and development, regulates uterine function and conceptus growth in several species. In situ hybridization analyses found that(More)