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- Das, Amrita, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2009 v.106 no.30 pp. 12542-12547
- androgens; angiogenesis; animal models; animal ovaries; aromatase; biosynthesis; early development; embryogenesis; epithelium; gene expression regulation; mice; ovariectomy; pregnancy; progesterone; signal transduction; stromal cells; uterus
- ... Implantation is initiated when the embryo attaches to the uterine luminal epithelium during early pregnancy. Following this event, uterine stromal cells undergo steroid hormone-dependent transformation into morphologically and functionally distinct decidual cells in a unique process known as decidualization. An angiogenic network is also formed in the uterine stromal bed, critically supporting the ...
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