Localization and temporal expression of prolactin receptor in human endometrium.

@article{Jones1998LocalizationAT,
  title={Localization and temporal expression of prolactin receptor in human endometrium.},
  author={Rhoda L. Jones and Hilary O D Critchley and Julie L. Brooks and Henry N. Jabbour and Alan McNeilly},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={258-62}
}
Extrapituitary PRL is synthesized by the decidualized endometrial stromal cells from the mid to late secretory phase in the nonpregnant cycle and throughout pregnancy. The function of PRL in the uterus is unknown, but the temporal expression indicates a role in implantation and placentation. PRL is a powerful immunoregulatory agent, and thus, a role in modulating endometrial leukocytes may be envisaged. To investigate the site of action of PRL, immunohistochemistry was conducted to localize the… CONTINUE READING