Leukaemia inhibitory factor in human endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle.


Leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine previously demonstrated to be essential for blastocyst implantation in mice. Samples of endometrium from normal cyclic women throughout the menstrual cycle were tested for LIF messenger RNA by Northern blot analysis and the corresponding protein was localised immunohistochemically with a polyclonal… (More)


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