The Role of HCG in Implantation: A Mini-Review of Molecular and Clinical Evidence
AbstractEmbryo implantation is a complex process involving continuous molecular cross-talk between the embryo and the decidua. One of the key molecules during this process is human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG effectively modulates several metabolic pathways within the decidua contributing to endometrial receptivity. Herein, a brief overview of the molecular mechanisms regulated by HCG is presented. Furthermore, we summarize the existing evidence regarding the clinical impact on reproductive outcomes after endometrial priming with HCG prior to embryo transfer. Although promising, further evidence is needed to clarify the protocol that would lead to beneficial outcomes. View Full-Text
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Makrigiannakis, A.; Vrekoussis, T.; Zoumakis, E.; Kalantaridou, S.N.; Jeschke, U. The Role of HCG in Implantation: A Mini-Review of Molecular and Clinical Evidence. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1305.
Makrigiannakis A, Vrekoussis T, Zoumakis E, Kalantaridou SN, Jeschke U. The Role of HCG in Implantation: A Mini-Review of Molecular and Clinical Evidence. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(6):1305.Chicago/Turabian Style
Makrigiannakis, Antonis; Vrekoussis, Thomas; Zoumakis, Emmanouel; Kalantaridou, Sophia N.; Jeschke, Udo. 2017. "The Role of HCG in Implantation: A Mini-Review of Molecular and Clinical Evidence." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 6: 1305.
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