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Conceptus-Endometrium Crosstalk During Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in Cattle.
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PMID:  22517619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Successful growth and development of the post-hatching blastocyst and pregnancy establishment are a result of the interaction between a competent embryo and a receptive uterine environment. We examined the global transcriptome profiles of the Day 16 bovine conceptus and pregnant endometrium tissues using RNA-Seq to identify genes that contribute to the dialogue during the period of pregnancy recognition. Using stringent filtering criterion, a total of 16,018 and 16,262 transcripts of conceptus and pregnant endometrium origin, respectively, were identified with distinct tissue-specific expression profiles. Of these, 2,261 and 2,505 transcripts were conceptus- and endometrium-specific. Using Cytoscape software, a total of 134 conceptus ligands that interact with corresponding receptors on the endometrium and 121 endometrium ligands that interact with corresponding receptors on the conceptus were identified. While 87 ligands were commonly detected, 47 were conceptus-specific and 34 were endometrium-specific. This study is one of the first to provide a comprehensive list of potentially secreted molecules in the conceptus that interact with receptors on the endometrium and vice versa during the critical window of maternal recognition of pregnancy. The identified tissue-specific genes may serve as candidates to study pregnancy recognition and they or downstream products may represent potential early markers of pregnancy.
Solomon Mamo; Jai P Mehta; Niamh Forde; Paul McGettigan; Pat Lonergan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of reproduction     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1529-7268     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207224     Medline TA:  Biol Reprod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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