The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 58 > Issue 2-3-4 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 58 N. 2-3-4

Embryo Implantation

Edited by: Michael J. Soares

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Simulation of the process of human blastocyst implantation. The composite image shows a human blastocyst (~ 280 micrometers in diameter) 5 days post conception rolling along receptive endometrium prior to its attachment. Attachment of the blastocyst to the uterine epithelium is the first step during embryo implantation, followed by stable adhesion and invasion of the uterine wall. Image: Tamara Zdravkovic, Matthew Gormley and Juan Irwin (University of California, San Francisco, USA)


Embryo implantation - coordination of maternal and embryonic adaptations

Michael J. Soares

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 71-74

Historical approach and interviews

Decidua and implantation of the embryo from a historical perspective

Ivan Damjanov

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 75-78

A lifetime of deciphering complexities of embryo implantation

Susanne Tranguch and Sudhansu K. Dey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 79-86

Exploring the world of human development and reproduction

Kristy Red-Horse, Penelope M. Drake and Susan Fisher

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 87-93

Uterine biology, epithelial-stromal interactions, and decidualization

Progesterone receptor signaling in the initiation of pregnancy and preservation of a healthy uterus

Margeaux Wetendorf and Francesco J. DeMayo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 95-106

Uterine glands: biological roles in conceptus implantation, uterine receptivity and decidualization

Justyna Filant and Thomas E. Spencer

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 107-116

Evolution of mammalian pregnancy and the origin of the decidual stromal cell

Günter P. Wagner, Koryu Kin, Louis Muglia and Mihaela Pavli&269;ev

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 117-126

Transcriptomics of the human endometrium

Patricia Díaz-Gimeno, Maria Ruíz-Alonso, David Blesa and Carlos Simón

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 127-137

Role of uterine stromal-epithelial crosstalk in embryo implantation

Alison M. Hantak, Indrani C. Bagchi and Milan K. Bagchi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 139-146

Molecular determinants of uterine receptivity

Zhaowei Tu, Hao Ran, Shuang Zhang, Guoliang Xia, Bingyan Wang and Haibin Wang

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 147-154

Embryo-uterine interactions

The evolution of embryo implantation

Michael R. McGowen, Offer Erez, Roberto Romero and Derek E. Wildman

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 155-161

Embryonic diapause: development on hold

Jane C. Fenelon, Arnab Banerjee and Bruce D. Murphy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 163-174

Embryo-endometrial interactions during early development after embryonic diapause in the marsupial tammar wallaby

Marilyn B. Renfree and Geoff Shaw

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 175-181

Evolving tales of autophagy in early reproductive events

Hyunjung J. Lim and Haengseok Song

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 183-187

Maternal immune/inflammatory cells and the establishment of pregnancy

T cell behavior at the maternal-fetal interface

Patrice Nancy and Adrian Erlebacher

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 189-198

Uterine natural killer cells as modulators of the maternal-fetal vasculature

Brooke C. Matson and Kathleen M. Caron

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 199-204

Immunological determinants of implantation success

Sarah A. Robertson and Lachlan M. Moldenhauer

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 205-217

Natural killer cells and regulatory T cells in early pregnancy loss

Surendra Sharma

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 219-229

Trophoblast development and actions on the maternal interface

DNA methylation and its role in the trophoblast cell lineage

Satoshi Tanaka, Momo O. Nakanishi and Kunio Shiota

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 231-238

BMP4 regulation of human trophoblast development

Yingchun Li and Mana M. Parast

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 239-246

Adaptive mechanisms controlling uterine spiral artery remodeling during the establishment of pregnancy

Michael J. Soares, Damayanti Chakraborty, Kaiyu Kubota, Stephen J. Renaud and M.A. Karim Rumi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 247-259

Cell signaling in trophoblast-uterine communication

Rani Fritz, Chandni Jain and D. Randall Armant

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 261-271

Pregnancy-specific glycoproteins: complex gene families regulating maternal-fetal interactions

Tom Moore and Gabriela S. Dveksler

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 273-280

The role of trophoblastic microRNAs in placental viral infection

Jean-Francois Mouillet, Yingshi Ouyang, Avraham Bayer, Carolyn B. Coyne, and Yoel Sadovsky

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 281-289

Epigenetics, development and disease

Epigenetics and imprinting in human disease

Jennifer M. Kalish, Connie Jiang and Marisa S. Bartolomei

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 291-298