Expression and localization of galectin-9 in the human uterodome.

  title={Expression and localization of galectin-9 in the human uterodome.},
  author={Yuji Shimizu and Maryam Kabir-Salmani and Mehri Azadbakht and Kazuhiro Sugihara and Keiji Fujihara Akihiro Sakai and Mitsutoshi Iwashita},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  volume={55 5},
Galectin-9 has been recently considered as a novel marker for the mid- and late-secretory phases of human endometrium and decidua. The aim of this study was to investigate the subcellular distribution of galectin-9 in the endometrial epithelium, especially during the frame of the implantation window. Endometrial biopsies in the proliferative, early, and mid-secretory phases from women with regular menstrual cycle were studied using several approaches, including scanning electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING