Control of Uterine Receptivity and Embryo Implantation by Steroid Hormone Regulation of LIF Production and LIF Receptor Activity: Towards a Molecular Understanding of “The Window of Implantation”

  • Jr-Gang Cheng
  • Clara I. Rodriguez
  • Colin L. Stewart
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LIF uterus blastocyst implantation Stat MAPK 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jr-Gang Cheng
    • 1
  • Clara I. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Colin L. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Cancer and Developmental Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Division of Basic ScienceNational Cancer Institute/Frederick Cancer Research and Development CenterFrederickUSA

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