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bp0014cpr7 | Ovarian and Uterine Function | CPR1993

Early uterine development in pigs

Bartol F. F. , Wiley A. A. , Spencer T. E. , Vallet J. L. , Christenson R. K.

The capacity of pig uterine tissues to recognize and respond to maternal and conceptus signals determines whether pregnancy can be established and defines the environment in which embryonic and fetal growth occur. Limits of uterine capacity may be defined genetically. However, the extent to which functional uterine capacity approaches genetic potential may be determined, in part, by the success of organizational events associated with growth, morphogenesis and cytodiffere...

bp0016cpr14 | Embryonic and Placental Development | CPR2001

Functional analysis of autocrine and paracrine signalling at the uterine–conceptus interface in pigs

Jaeger L. A. , Johnson L. A. , Ka H. , Gadow J. G. , Burghardt R. C. , Spencer T. E. , Bazer F.W.

The complexity of implantation necessitates intimate dialogue between conceptus and maternal cells, and precise coordination of maternal and conceptus signalling events. Maternal and conceptus-derived steroid hormones, growth factors and cytokines, as well as integrins and their ligands, have important and inter-related roles in mediating adhesion between apical aspects of conceptus trophectoderm and maternal uterine luminal epithelium that leads to formation of an epithelioch...