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bp0017cpr17 | (1) | CPR2005

Influence of semen on inflammatory modulators of embryo implantation

Robertson S.A. , O'Leary S. , Armstrong D.T.

Insemination transmits to the female reproductive tract constituents of seminal plasma that target uterine epithelial cells to activate a cascade of inflammatory and immunological changes. Experiments in rodents show seminal factor signalling acts to 'condition' the female immune response to tolerate the conceptus, and to organise molecular and cellular changes in the endometrium to facilitate embryo development and implantation. The active factors in seminal plasma are ...