Receptividade endometrial: O papel das citoquinas e fatores de crescimento

Translated title of the contribution: Endometrial receptivity: The role of cytokines and growth factors

Mario Cavagna, Dirceu Mendes-Pereira, Felipe Cavagna, Paolo E. Levi-Setti

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Implantation is a phenomenon that involves an interaction between the embryo and maternal endometrium. There is, in the menstrual cycle, a short and precise period of time in which the maternal-embryonic interaction is optimal and culminates with adhesion and invasion of the blastocyst into the progesterone-induced secretory endometrium. This period is called nidation or implantation window. In the implantation window changes occur in endometrial epithelial morphology, characterized by the appearance of membrane projections called pinopodes. The embryonic and maternal expression of growth factors and cytokines, might play a major role in the phenomenon of implantation. Understanding the function of these biomarkers and their role in determining the implantation window in women, will help us to diagnose and treat infertile couples more efficiently.

Translated title of the contributionEndometrial receptivity: The role of cytokines and growth factors
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Reproducao Assistida
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Cytokines
  • Endometrial receptivity
  • Growth factors
  • Implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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