Induction of Overt Menstruation in Intact Mice

@inproceedings{Rudolph2012InductionOO,
  title={Induction of Overt Menstruation in Intact Mice},
  author={Marion Rudolph and W D{\"o}cke and Andrea Maria M{\"u}ller and Astrid Menning and Lars Roese and Thomas Matthias Zollner and Isabella Gashaw},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The complex tissue remodeling process of menstruation is experienced by humans and some primates, whereas most placental mammals, including mice, go through an estrous cycle. How menstruation and the underlying mechanisms evolved is still unknown. Here we demonstrate that the process of menstruation is not just species-specific but also depends on factors which can be induced experimentally. In intact female mice endogenous progesterone levels were raised by the induction of pseudopregnancy… CONTINUE READING

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