Endometrial stem/progenitor cells and proliferative disorders of the endometrium.

@article{Gargett2006EndometrialSC,
  title={Endometrial stem/progenitor cells and proliferative disorders of the endometrium.},
  author={B E Gargett and Rachel Wah Shan Chan},
  journal={Minerva ginecologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={511-26}
}
The human endometrium undergoes cyclical processes of regeneration, differentiation and shedding as part of the menstrual cycle. In non-menstruating species, there are cycles of endometrial growth and apoptosis rather than physical shedding. It was hypothesized many years ago that endometrial stem cells are responsible for the remarkable regenerative capacity of endometrium. In this review, we summarize the first data providing evidence for the presence of adult stem/progenitor cells in human… CONTINUE READING