Endometrial stem cells

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The endometrium of humans and some primates undergoes cyclical processes of regeneration, differentiation, and shedding as part of the menstrual cycle. Endometrial regeneration also follows parturition, almost complete curettage, and in postmenopausal women taking estrogen replacement therapy. Although physical shedding of endometrial tissue does not occur in non-menstruating species, there are cycles of endometrial growth and apoptosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Endometrium
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular, Cellular and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203091500
ISBN (Print)0415385830, 9780415385831
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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Gargett, C. E. (2008). Endometrial stem cells. In The Endometrium: Molecular, Cellular and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition (pp. 135-153). CRC Press.