decidual cell

de·cid·u·al cell

an enlarged, ovoid connective tissue cell appearing in the endometrium of pregnancy.
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de·cid·u·al cell

(dĕ-sij'ū-ăl sel)
An enlarged, ovoid connective tissue cell appearing in the endometrium of pregnancy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Liu, "Establishment of decidual cell apoptotic models induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha and effects of baicalin on decidual cell apoptosis," Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research, vol.
Progesterone and estrogen regulation of rat decidual cell expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen.
The optimal LPS concentration used in the following experiment was determined with 50% decidual cell mortality.
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.
Kennedy, "Prostaglandin E2, adenosine-3' :5'-cyclic monophosphate and changes in endometrial vascular permeability in rat uteri sensitized for the decidual cell reaction, " BiologyofReproduction, vol.
Transforming growth factor beta isoforms regulation of Akt activity and XIAP levels in rat endometrium during estrous cycle, in a model of pseudo-pregnancy and in cultured decidual cells. Reprod.
(1, 9) Expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors and [alpha]-inhibin by decidual cells in pseudotumoral deciduosis is also discriminative because those markers are negative in PMDM.
LIF affects endometrial receptivity by inducing decidualization of stromal cells and increasing IL-6 and IL-15 production in decidual cells during the implantation period [9].
(1-3) It is believed that LPD is a multifactorial disease with genetic and hormonal components leading to metaplasia of mesenchymal stem cells into smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, and decidual cells under the influence of female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone).
During invasive events, MMPs are secreted by the decidual cells and by invasive trophoblasts, particularly during implantation.
In the histopathological examination of the normotensive placenta, the decidual cells are ovoid chromatin in the nucleus, and the trophoblastic cells in the chorionic villi are observed as two layers in the middle connective tissues and capillaries.