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1 April 2013 Changes in Gene Expression Associated with Conceptus Implantation to the Maternal Endometrium
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Processes of conceptus implantation and placentation vary among mammalian species. However, differences in physiological and biochemical processes were once thought not to differ so much, particularly as to the kinds of genes expressed. In fact, recent progress has identified that in addition to the hormones, cytokines, proteases and cell adhesion molecules classically characterized, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), epigenetic regulation and the expression of endogenous retroviruses (ERV) are all required for the progression of conceptus implantation to placentation. Thus, continued research into EMT, epigenetic regulation and the expression of ERVs will aid in enhancing understanding of their impact on reproductive physiology in humans and domestic animals.

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Kazuhiko Imakawa, Jiro Yasuda, Takeshi Kobayashi, and Takayuki Miyazawa "Changes in Gene Expression Associated with Conceptus Implantation to the Maternal Endometrium," Journal of Mammalian Ova Research 30(1), 2-10, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.1274/jmor.30.2
Received: 9 October 2012; Accepted: 1 November 2012; Published: 1 April 2013
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