The role of growth factors and cytokines during implantation: endocrine and paracrine interactions.

@article{GuzelogluKayisli2009TheRO,
  title={The role of growth factors and cytokines during implantation: endocrine and paracrine interactions.},
  author={Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli and Umit A Kayisli and Hugh S. Taylor},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={62-79}
}
Implantation, a critical step for establishing pregnancy, requires molecular and cellular events resulting in uterine growth and differentiation, blastocyst adhesion, invasion, and placental formation. Successful implantation requires a receptive endometrium, a normal and functional embryo at the blastocyst stage, and a synchronized dialogue between maternal and embryonic tissues. In addition to the well-characterized role of sex steroids, the complexity of embryo implantation and placentation… CONTINUE READING