Potential roles of decidual prolactin in early pregnancy.

@article{Jabbour2001PotentialRO,
  title={Potential roles of decidual prolactin in early pregnancy.},
  author={Henry N. Jabbour and Hilary O D Critchley},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2001},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={197-205}
}
Successful establishment of pregnancy is dependent on uterine receptivity at the time of trophoblast invasion and implantation. The endometrium undergoes morphological and functional differentiation during the mid- to late secretory phase of the menstrual cycle in preparation for such an event. These changes are orchestrated by ovarian steroid hormones. However, local autocrine-paracrine signalling at the deciduo-placental interface is crucial for successful establishment of pregnancy. One key… CONTINUE READING

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