Role of the leukemia-inhibitory factor gene mutations in infertile women: The embryo-endometrial cytokine cross talk during implantation — a delicate homeostatic equilibrium

  title={Role of the leukemia-inhibitory factor gene mutations in infertile women: The embryo-endometrial cytokine cross talk during implantation — a delicate homeostatic equilibrium},
  author={Milena Kr{\'a}l{\'i}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Petr {\vS}{\'i}ma and Zdenĕk Rokyta},
  journal={Folia Microbiologica},
Locally secreted cytokines of both the embryonic and the endometrial origin control the implantation process. The defects in their signaling that lead to unfavorable environment within the uterus may cause embryo implantation failure. The leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), interleukin-11 (IL-11) as well as IL-12/IL-15/IL-18 system are regarded to be important signaling vectors. LIF plays an essential role in the preimplantation embryo development and the blastocyst implantation and its gene… 
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Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and LIF receptor expression in human endometrium suggests a potential autocrine/paracrine function in regulating embryo implantation.
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Modulation of leukemia inhibitory factor gene expression and protein biosynthesis in human endometrium.
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Expression of leukemia inhibitory factor in human endometrium and placenta.
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Regulation of embryonic implantation.
Leukaemia inhibitory factor and the regulation of pre-implantation development of the mammalian embryo.
  • C. Stewart
  • Biology
    Molecular reproduction and development
  • 1994
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Stage-specific expression of leukaemia inhibitory factor and its receptor in rabbit pre-implantation embryo and uterine epithelium during early pregnancy.
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