Role of early and late oestrogenic effects on implantation in the mouse

in Reproduction

Summary. Oestrogen action in the uterus is expressed in an early phase (Phase I) and a late phase (Phase II). The role of this biphasic oestrogen action in implantation is not clear. To determine the relative importance of Phase I and II responses, triphenylethylene compounds (CI-628, LY-117018, nafoxidine, clomiphene citrate and tamoxifen) and oestrogens (oestriol and oestradiol-17β) were used in a physiologically relevant experimental system for studying implantation. All compounds elicited uterine water imbibition to various degrees in ovariectomized–progesterone-treated mice at 6 h (Phase I response) and their effectiveness in inducing implantation in delayed implanting mice correlated with their respective potency to increase uterine wet weight. This suggests that Phase I might be an essential component of oestrogen action in implantation and that the efficiency of a compound to elicit a Phase I response might serve as a predictive indicator of its potential action on implantation.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.


     An official journal of

    Society for Reproduction and Fertility


Sept 2018 onwards Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 141 27 1
PDF Downloads 144 53 2