Blastocyst-dependent upregulation of metalloproteinase/disintegrin MDC9 expression in rabbit endometrium

@article{Olson1998BlastocystdependentUO,
  title={Blastocyst-dependent upregulation of metalloproteinase/disintegrin MDC9 expression in rabbit endometrium},
  author={Gary E Olson and Virginia P. Winfrey and P. E. Matrisian and Subir Kumar Nagdas and Loren H. Hoffman},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={293},
  pages={489-498}
}
Blastocyst attachment to mammalian uteri at implantation involves the adhesion of the trophoblast to the uterine epithelial surface. In the rabbit, fusion between adjacent epithelial cells precedes the initial attachment phase and is followed by fusion between the trophoblast and the epithelium. The reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction method has been used to prepare a partial cDNA (rbMDC9) from periimplantation-stage endometrium; this represents the rabbit ortholog of MDC9, a member… CONTINUE READING