In preimplantation physiology, decidualization is the process by which the endometrial stroma transforms itself into a dense cellular matrix. The result is the formation of a decidua. The purpose of the decidua is to impede the invasion of trophoblasts, a feat it accomplishes not only by forming the physical barrier but also by generating cytokines promoting attachment of the trophoblast.
Study Data from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Update Knowledge of Progesterone Congeners.(Report)
Oct 18, 2011; Current study results from the report, "Evidence for a conserved function of heart and neural crest derivatives expressed...