Uterine Endometrial Function

  • Hideharu Kanzaki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tracey J. Edgell, Jemma Evans, Luk J. R. Rombauts, Beverley J. Vollenhoven, Lois A. Salamonsen
    Pages 27-47
  3. Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoshihiko Araki, Yukiyasu Sato, Masahiro Takakura, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yasunari Mizumoto et al.
    Pages 49-60
  4. Atsushi Fukui, Ayano Funamizu, Kohei Fuchinoue, Mai Kamoi, Ayako Taima, Rie Fukuhara et al.
    Pages 61-81
  5. Hidetaka Okada, Tomoko Tsuzuki, Hiromi Murata, Atsushi Kasamatsu, Tomoo Yoshimura, Hideharu Kanzaki
    Pages 83-103
  6. Takeshi Kajihara, Osamu Ishihara, Jan J. Brosens
    Pages 105-123
  7. Norihiro Sugino, Isao Tamura, Ryo Maekawa, Kosuke Jozaki
    Pages 125-137
  8. Tetsuo Maruyama
    Pages 139-155

About this book


This book focuses on uterine endometrial function and receptivity from multiple perspectives. The chapters cover a variety of topics including the role of estrogen and progesterone, animal models, parameters for assessing endometrial receptivity, the mechanism of angiogenesis, epigenetic regulation, and stem/progenitor cells. Despite nearly 35 years of experience with in vitro fertilization, the rate of successful implantations remains low. Abnormal endometrial receptivity has been proposed as one of the factors contributing to reduced reproductive potential in women, but our understanding of it is limited. Endometrial receptivity results from an orchestrated interplay between the embryo and the maternal endometrium, and the receptive status, known as the window of implantation, is reached only briefly in the mid-luteal phase. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in endometrial function and paves the way for innovative treatments and drug development for infertility. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from researchers on endometrial function and assisted reproductive technology (ART) to clinicians and technicians in the field of gynecology.


Antiretroviral therapy Endometrial receptivity Epigenetic regulation Estrogen and Progesterone Implantation In vitro fertilization (IVF) Infertility Mechanism of angiogenesis Uterine receptivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Hideharu Kanzaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Kansai Medical UniversityOsaka 573-1010Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55970-2
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55972-6
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