Sialyl-Lewis x and Sialyl-Lewis a are associated with MUC1 in human endometrium

@article{Hey1996SialylLewisXA,
  title={Sialyl-Lewis x and Sialyl-Lewis a are associated with MUC1 in human endometrium},
  author={Neil A. Hey and John D Aplin},
  journal={Glycoconjugate Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={13},
  pages={769-779}
}
Endometrial epithelial cells express MUC1 with increased abundance in the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle, when embryo implantation occurs. MUC1 is associated with the apical surface of epithelial cells and is also secreted, being detectable in uterine fluid at elevated levels in the implantation phase. However, its physiological role is uncertain; it may either inhibit intercellular adhesion by steric hindrance or carry carbohydrate recognition structures capable of mediating cell-cell… CONTINUE READING