LIF is expressed in endometrial epithelial cells during the menstrual cycle and endometrial epithelial cells, decidual cells
, and decidual leukocytes during early pregnancy in humans [8, 28].
Interferon-a protects first-trimester decidual cells
against aberrant matrix metalloproteinases 1, 3, and 9 expression in preeclampsia.
In our study, increased expression of Ki-67 in preeclamptic villous cytotrophoblastic cells and decidual cells
and increase in Ki-67 in villous cytotrophoblastic cells of HELLP placenta.
Immunohistochemical experiments comparing preeclamptic women with age-matched controls based on placental sections of decidual cells
and adjacent interstitial trophoblasts revealed that an elevated level of MMP9 is characteristic for gestation complicated by hypertension and proteinuria .
The percentages of IL-10-producing CD56+ cells from peripheral blood and decidua were 0.3[+ or -]0.1% and 5.9[+ or -]3.0%, respectively, clearly indicating that the percentage of decidual cells
that produce IL-10 was higher than that in peripheral blood (p<0.0046) (Figure 7(c)).
After the embryo adhered to the LE in normal pregnancy, the uterine stromal cells adjacent to the embryo immediately differentiate to decidual cells
(termed as deciduaslization) and synthesize E2 at the site of implantation (27).
GCSF stimulates the neutrophilic granulocyte proliferation and is effective on the embryo implantation through decidual cells
 suggest that higher expression of MMP-9 in decidual cells
could play an important role in preeclampsia.
Vidsiunas et al., "Ectoplacental cone induces resistance to apoptosis in high doses of interferon (IFN)-y-treated decidual cells
," American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, vol.
Effects of LPS on Decidual Cells
. The vast literature has been published on decidual cells
, which focuses on pregnancy recognition, fetal growth, and survival.
were degenerated with extensive foci of necrosis and fibrinoid deposition.
Intermediate trophoblasts and the decidual cells
which give a positive nuclear stain serve as internal control.