Claudin 7 is reduced in uterine epithelial cells during early pregnancy in the rat

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The non-receptive uterine luminal epithelium forms an intact polarised epithelial barrier that is refractory to blastocyst invasion. During implantation, organised dismantling of this barrier leads to a receptive state promoting blastocyst attachment. Claudins are tight junction proteins that increase in the uterine epithelium at the time of implantation… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00418-012-1052-y

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