decidual cell

de·cid·u·al cell

an enlarged, ovoid connective tissue cell appearing in the endometrium of pregnancy.

de·cid·u·al cell

(dĕ-sij'ū-ăl sel)
An enlarged, ovoid connective tissue cell appearing in the endometrium of pregnancy.
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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.
27] Moreover, another effector, YAP, was upregulated in human decidual cells and was found to potentially influence the decidualization of endometrial stromal cells.
The mechanical action of the Foley catheter strips the fetal membranes from the lower uterine segment and causes rupture of lysosomes in the decidual cells, part of which is phospholipase A.
After the embryo adhered to the LE in normal pregnancy, the uterine stromal cells adjacent to the embryo immediately differentiate to decidual cells (termed as deciduaslization) and synthesize E2 at the site of implantation (27).
Decidual cells were degenerated with extensive foci of necrosis and fibrinoid deposition.
Intermediate trophoblasts and the decidual cells which give a positive nuclear stain serve as internal control.
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).
Decidual cells contain abundant "glassy" eosinophilic cytoplasm, with centrally placed nuclei lacking atypia (Figure 7, A).
These cells are transformed into decidual cells, which form the maternal portion of the placenta in these species.