Early pregnancy factor is required at two important stages of embryonic development in the mouse.

PROBLEM The importance of early pregnancy factor (EPF) at the pre-implantation stage of development (days 1-3 post-coitum [p.c.]) has been previously established in this laboratory. However, the role of EPF at the implantation stage (days 4.5-5 p.c.) has not been determined. This present study therefore investigates the role of EPF at this important… (More)