Apoptosis in uterine epithelium and decidua in response to implantation: evidence for two different pathways

@article{Joswig2003ApoptosisIU,
  title={Apoptosis in uterine epithelium and decidua in response to implantation: evidence for two different pathways},
  author={Anike Joswig and H D Gabriel and Mark Kibschull and Elke Winterhager},
  journal={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2003},
  volume={1},
  pages={44 - 44}
}
During the initial steps of implantation, the mouse uterine epithelium of the implantation chamber undergoes apoptosis in response to the interacting blastocyst. With progressing implantation, regression of the decidual cells allows a restricted and coordinated invasion of trophoblast cells into the maternal compartment. In order to investigate pathways of apoptosis in mouse uterine epithelium and decidua during early pregnancy (day 4.5-7.0 post coitum), we have investigated different proteins… CONTINUE READING