Uterine leukocytes and decidualization.

  title={Uterine leukocytes and decidualization.},
  author={Adam Philip King},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={6 1},
The transformation of endometrium into decidua is an essential feature of normal implantation and pregnancy. There is a close association with an unusual leukocyte population, uterine natural killer (NK) cells, and onset of decidualization. These uterine NK cells are seen in close contact with stromal cells ultrastructurally and are also seen encircling vessels and glands. The possibility that uterine NK cells in the late secretory phase and in early decidua may be important in initiating and… CONTINUE READING

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