The Rabbit Progesterone Receptor and Uteroglobin Gene Expression

  • D. W. Bullock
  • D. J. Lamb
  • V. C. Rider
  • P. E. Kima
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 230)

Abstract

Progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy in all mammalian species. Our studies have concentrated on the preimplaatation stages of pregnancy, as this period experiences the greatest embryonic mortality and is crucial for the establishment of pregnancy (1). Failure of implantation is an important cause of infertility and limits the success of treatments based on fertilization in vitro and embryo transfer. Knowledge of the mechanism of action of progesterone is thus necessary for advances in infertility therapy and in the design of new antiprogestins.

Keywords

Migration Sucrose Estrogen Oligomer Dexamethasone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Bullock
    • 1
  • D. J. Lamb
    • 1
  • V. C. Rider
    • 1
  • P. E. Kima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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