Uterine stromal cell differentiation in non-decidualizing species Chapter uri icon


  • 2008 Informa UK Ltd. Implantation of the embryo in the uterus and development of a placental connection to the maternal circulation is a strong evolutionary advantage of eutherian mammals over oviparous animals. The placenta and embryonic/fetal membranes (amnion, chorion, and allantois) form the interface between the microcirculatory systems of the mother and embryo, function for efficient sustained exchange of nutrients, respiratory gases, and metabolic waste, protect the growing embryo/fetus, and are a source of hormones. The Synopsis Background Embryos of some species, including primates and rodents, are invasive and penetrate the epithelial layer of the endometrium.

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, G. A.

complete list of authors

  • Johnson, GA

Book Title

  • The Endometrium: Molecular, Cellular and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition

publication date

  • January 2008