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In pregnant uterus, IL-18 is mainly secreted by NK cells and appears essential for normalcy of implantation sites as well as maintenance of decidual cell viability with the findings of Ashkar et al.
Progesterone and estrogen regulation of rat decidual cell expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen.
reported that VEGF and its receptor Flk-1 (KDR) were expressed in both glandular epithelial and stoma cells during the mid-secretory phase as well as in decidual cells of early pregnancy (3).
It is highly expressed in dendritic cells on mucosal tissue and has also been found to be highly expressed in placental tissue on maternal decidual cells and fetal Hofbauer cells.
By this time, AHR was already clearly expressed in all three embryonic germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm) and in the surrounding decidual cells (Figure 1A).
These pathways are associated with premature senescence of uterine decidual cells, provoking spontaneous early birth.
Decidual cells contain abundant "glassy" eosinophilic cytoplasm, with centrally placed nuclei lacking atypia (Figure 7, A).
They resembled glandular cells, Comet cells of high-grade ESS, fibroblasts, decidual cells, and predecidual endometrial stromal cells at the middle to late secretory phases.
We wished to determine whether the reference values for decidual cells differed from those of chorionic villi.
Prostaglandins are secreted by decidual cells and are actively engaged in the complex inter-play between progesterone, prolactin, relaxin and other cytokines and growth factors.
We therefore interpreted the epithelioid cells as cytotrophoblasts, syncytiotrophoblasts, intermediate trophoblasts, and decidual cells, respectively, and concluded that products of conception from an unrelated case contaminated the specimen from the esophageal biopsy.
The third compartment is peridecidua which contains fibroblasts that are in the process of redifferentiating into decidual cells.