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Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Rita Payan Carreira, Phd, Professor
Research Interests: theriogenology; molecular biology; fertility and infertility; embryo-maternal interaction; clinical diagnosis
About This Topic
The success of pregnancy is a key-determinant factor in fertility in mammalian species. Around implantation, it depends on a close and complex embryo/maternal communication which ultimately determines the acceptance of the embryo and the success of placentation. Due to species specificities, different strategies are used in domestic mammals to achieve this goal. The use of new technologies and in vitro methodologies (e.g., immortalized lines of endometrial cells, trophoblast cell cultures or silico modelling of the maternal–embryonic interface) contributed to unveil the increased complexity and diversity of the mammal species regarding the mechanisms and pathways involved in the survival of the embryo during the initial steps of pregnancy, namely the endometrial adaptations to support the developing embryo, the interplay between the embryo and the oviducts and endometrium to produce the fittest environment, to ensure the synchrony between the conceptus and endometrium to guaranty the developing embryo survival, the mechanisms regulating the invasiveness of the embryo at implantation, as well as their communication for the maternal recognition of pregnancy.
I would like to invite Colleagues to contribute to this Special Issue, "Embryo-Maternal Interaction", published in the journal OBM Genetics "(https://www.lidsen.com/journals/genetics/genetics-special-issues/embryo-maternal-interaction) with review papers, original research papers or short communications, aiming at deepen the knowledge on such a fascinating and complex topic as the embryo-maternal interaction for pregnancy.
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