Expression of maspin in the early pregnant mouse endometrium and its role during embryonic implantation.


Maspin (serpin B5), a tumor-suppressing member of the serine protease inhibitor family, participates in cell migration, adhesion, invasion, and apoptosis. These processes are also critical for embryo implantation, but the role of maspin in embryo implantation remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the spatiotemporal… (More)