Diverse functions of uterine proteoglycans in human reproduction (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Kotaro Kitaya
    • Yoshihiro Tada
    • Terumi Hayashi
    • Sagiri Taguchi
    • Miyako Funabiki
    • Yoshitaka Nakamura
    • Tadahiro Yasuo
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  • Published online on: March 7, 2012     https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2012.826
  • Pages:1375-1381
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Abstract

Proteoglycans (PGs) are a group of heavily glyco­sylated proteins that are present throughout the mammalian body and are involved in a wide variety of biological pheno­mena, including structural maintenance, tissue remodeling, molecular presentation, cell adhesion and signal transmission. Previous studies have revealed an increasing number of roles for PGs in human reproduction. Several PGs are currently utilized or regarded as biomarkers for the diagnosis of certain pathological uterine conditions associated with infertility and obstetrical complications. The aim of this review was to discuss the involvement of PGs in the human uterus in reproductive biology and pathophysiology.

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June 2012
Volume 5 Issue 6

Print ISSN: 1791-2997
Online ISSN:1791-3004

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Kitaya, K., Tada, Y., Hayashi, T., Taguchi, S., Funabiki, M., Nakamura, Y., & Yasuo, T. (2012). Diverse functions of uterine proteoglycans in human reproduction (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports, 5, 1375-1381. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2012.826
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Kitaya, K., Tada, Y., Hayashi, T., Taguchi, S., Funabiki, M., Nakamura, Y., Yasuo, T."Diverse functions of uterine proteoglycans in human reproduction (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 5.6 (2012): 1375-1381.
Chicago
Kitaya, K., Tada, Y., Hayashi, T., Taguchi, S., Funabiki, M., Nakamura, Y., Yasuo, T."Diverse functions of uterine proteoglycans in human reproduction (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 5, no. 6 (2012): 1375-1381. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2012.826