Stage-variations of anandamide hydrolase activity in the mouse uterus during the natural oestrus cycle

Francesca G. Klinger, Natalia Battista, Massimo De Felici, Mauro Maccarrone

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Abstract

Recent studies have demonstrated that the endogenous cannabinoids are important modulators of fertility in mammals. In particular, a role of the endocannabinoid system in early stages of embryo development, oviductal transport of embryos, pregnancy maintenance and labour has been demonstrated in rodents and/or in humans. In the present paper, we report the analysis of FAAH activity and protein content in the mouse uterus as a function of the natural oestrus cycle stages. Variations of FAAH activity are discussed in relationship to changes in sex steroid levels and to the possible action of AEA on remodelling of uterine tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Assisted Reproduction
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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