The process of human embryo implantation is mediated not only by evolutionarily conserved mechanisms, but also by a mechanism unique to humans. Evidence suggests that the cell adhesion molecules, L-selectin and trophinin, play a unique role in human embryo implantation. Here, we describe the dual roles of mucin carbohydrate ligand for L-selectin and trophinin protein and of the trophinin-associated proteins bystin and tastin. We then describe trophinin-mediated signal transduction in trophectoderm cells and endometrial epithelial cells. This review also covers cadherin and integrin in human embryo implantation.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Sheng li xue bao : [Acta physiologica Sinica]|
|Publication status||Published - 25-06-2012|
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