Expression of L-selectin ligands in human endometrium during the implantation window after controlled ovarian stimulation for oocyte donation

Tsung Hsuan Lai, Yulian Zhao, Ie Ming Shih, Chung Liang Ho, Brandon Bankowski, Nikos Vlahos

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L-Selectin ligands were detected in the epithelial endometrium throughout the implantation window, whereas the level of expression was significantly reduced in the donor versus control group on cycle day 19 (P<.05) in the luminal epithelium and during cycle days 19-24 in the glandular epithelium. Controlled ovarian stimulation, using the antagonist protocol in this study, is associated with a reduction of L-selectin ligand expression during the implantation window which may adversely affect the endometrial environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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