Endometrial stem/progenitor cells: the first 10 years

Caroline E. Gargett, Kjiana E. Schwab, James A. Deane

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The existence of stem/progenitor cells in the endometrium was postulated many years ago, but the first functional evidence was only published in 2004. The identification of rare epithelial and stromal populations of clonogenic cells in human endometrium has opened an active area of research on endometrial stem/progenitor cells in the subsequent 10 years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-163
Number of pages27
JournalHuman Reproduction Update
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • endometrium
  • endometrial stem cells
  • mesenchymal stem cells
  • regenerative medicine
  • epithelial progenitor cells
  • endometriosis
  • adenomyosis
  • menstrual blood
  • sushi domain containing-2
  • immunomodulation

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