A Makrigiannakis

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Affiliation: University of Crete
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Corticotropin-releasing hormone promotes blastocyst implantation and early maternal tolerance
    A Makrigiannakis
    School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Nat Immunol 2:1018-24. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Endometrial and placental CRH as regulators of human embryo implantation
    A Makrigiannakis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynocology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    J Reprod Immunol 62:53-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors controlling blastocyst implantation
    Vasilis Minas
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:205-16. 2005
  4. pmc Intratumoral CRH modulates immuno-escape of ovarian cancer cells through FasL regulation
    V Minas
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Br J Cancer 97:637-45. 2007
  5. pmc Differential expression of CRH, UCN, CRHR1 and CRHR2 in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of women with endometriosis
    Aikaterini Vergetaki
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    PLoS ONE 8:e62313. 2013
  6. pmc Early hCG addition to rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF provides better results and the cDNA copies of the hCG receptor may be an indicator of successful stimulation
    Peter Drakakis
    IVF Unit, Alexandra Hospital, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 7:110. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Hormonal and cytokine regulation of early implantation
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 17:178-85. 2006
  8. doi request reprint The expression of receptivity markers in the fallopian tube epithelium
    A Makrigiannakis
    In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, 71003, Greece
    Histochem Cell Biol 132:159-67. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Participation of maternal and fetal CRH in early phases of human implantation: the role of antalarmin
    A Makrigiannakis
    Department of Ob Gyn Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets Immune Endocr Metabol Disord 4:75-8. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Fetomaternal immunotolerance
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Am J Reprod Immunol 60:482-96. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Corticotropin-releasing hormone promotes blastocyst implantation and early maternal tolerance
    A Makrigiannakis
    School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Nat Immunol 2:1018-24. 2001
    ..These findings suggested that locally produced CRH promotes implantation and maintenance of early pregnancy primarily by killing activated T cells...
  2. ncbi request reprint Endometrial and placental CRH as regulators of human embryo implantation
    A Makrigiannakis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynocology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    J Reprod Immunol 62:53-9. 2004
    ..Our data suggest important physiological roles of endometrial and placental CRH in the regulation of blastocyst implantation and early maternal tolerance...
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors controlling blastocyst implantation
    Vasilis Minas
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:205-16. 2005
    ..Since these factors are crucial to the process of implantation, targeting them might be a valuable contraceptive tool. Conversely, induction of specific peptides may prove to be beneficial in certain infertility cases...
  4. pmc Intratumoral CRH modulates immuno-escape of ovarian cancer cells through FasL regulation
    V Minas
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Br J Cancer 97:637-45. 2007
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that CRHR1 antagonists could potentially be used against ovarian cancer...
  5. pmc Differential expression of CRH, UCN, CRHR1 and CRHR2 in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of women with endometriosis
    Aikaterini Vergetaki
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    PLoS ONE 8:e62313. 2013
    ..01) in women with endometriosis. These data indicate that CRH and UCN might play an immunoregulatory role in endometriotic sites by affecting reproductive functions such as decidualization and implantation of women with endometriosis...
  6. pmc Early hCG addition to rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF provides better results and the cDNA copies of the hCG receptor may be an indicator of successful stimulation
    Peter Drakakis
    IVF Unit, Alexandra Hospital, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 7:110. 2009
    ..The determination of cDNA copies could be, in the future, a marker during ovulation induction protocols and of course a predictor for the outcome of ART in the special subgroup of patients with previous failures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hormonal and cytokine regulation of early implantation
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 17:178-85. 2006
    ..It is expected that elucidating the molecular background of the process will enable accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of infertility...
  8. doi request reprint The expression of receptivity markers in the fallopian tube epithelium
    A Makrigiannakis
    In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, 71003, Greece
    Histochem Cell Biol 132:159-67. 2009
    ..These results show for the first time the formation of pinopodes in the tubal epithelium at the time of endometrial receptivity and correlate it with the upregulation of the intact dimmer alpha v beta 3 in the tubes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Participation of maternal and fetal CRH in early phases of human implantation: the role of antalarmin
    A Makrigiannakis
    Department of Ob Gyn Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets Immune Endocr Metabol Disord 4:75-8. 2004
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  10. doi request reprint Fetomaternal immunotolerance
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Am J Reprod Immunol 60:482-96. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Maternal serum corticotropin-releasing hormone and ACTH levels as predictive markers of premature labor
    A Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 97:115-9. 2007
    ..To investigate whether corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and corticotropin (ACTH) plasma concentrations in women diagnosed with preterm labor are of potential clinical value in the assessment of the risk of preterm birth...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of implantation
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 14:102-9. 2007
    ..This paper reviews certain groups of molecules that are considered to have key roles in the mechanisms of implantation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and immunotolerance of the fetus
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Biochem Pharmacol 65:917-21. 2003
    ..Furthermore, CRH increases the apoptosis of activated T lymphocytes through FasL induction, participating in the processes of both implantation and early pregnancy tolerance...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of implantation
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 14:75-82. 2007
    ..This paper reviews certain groups of molecules that are considered to have key roles in the mechanisms of implantation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Uterine and embryonic trophoblast CRH promotes implantation and maintenance of early pregnancy
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 997:85-92. 2003
    ..Our data suggest important physiological roles of endometrial and placental CRH in the regulation of decidualization, blastocyst implantation, and early maternal tolerance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Expression of Wilms' tumor suppressor gene (WT1) in human endometrium: regulation through decidual differentiation
    A Makrigiannakis
    Department of Reproductive Science and Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, W12 ONN OHS, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:5964-72. 2001
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  17. doi request reprint Recent advances in understanding immunology of reproductive failure
    Antonis Makrigiannakis
    IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, 71110 Heraklion, Greece
    J Reprod Immunol 90:96-104. 2011
    ..In this review, immunological and interacting factors involved in human reproductive failure are summarized and critically evaluated...
  18. doi request reprint Aberrant expression of corticotropin-releasing hormone in pre-eclampsia induces expression of FasL in maternal macrophages and extravillous trophoblast apoptosis
    G Petsas
    IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Mol Hum Reprod 18:535-45. 2012
    ..These findings demonstrate a possible mechanism by which the aberrant expression of CRH in pre-eclampsia may activate the FasL-positive decidual macrophages, impair the physiological turnover of EVT and eventually disturb placentation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Abortion is associated with increased expression of FasL in decidual leukocytes and apoptosis of extravillous trophoblasts: a role for CRH and urocortin
    V Minas
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Mol Hum Reprod 13:663-73. 2007
    ..Finally, DL from abortion sites effectively induced apoptosis of EVT without prior treatment. It is possible that these events may impede successful early placentation and thus contribute to the pathophysiology of human abortion...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of corticotropin-releasing hormone in blastocyst implantation and early fetal immunotolerance
    S N Kalantaridou
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 39:474-7. 2007
    ..Defective uterine CRH/CRH-R1 system during early pregnancy may be implicated in the pathophysiology of recurrent miscarriage, placenta accreta, and preeclampsia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Endometrial and myometrial corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH): its regulation and possible roles
    A Gravanis
    Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Crete, 71110, Heraklion, Greece
    Peptides 22:785-93. 2001
    ..In addition, this network appears to be essential for the fine-tuning of myometrial tone...
  22. ncbi request reprint The Fas/FasL apoptotic pathway is involved in kappa-opioid-induced apoptosis of human endometrial stromal cells
    E Chatzaki
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion GR-711 10, Crete, Greece
    Mol Hum Reprod 7:867-74. 2001
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that endometrial opioid dynorphins may participate in the apoptotic processes related to endometrial tissue remodelling during early pregnancy or menstruation...
  23. ncbi request reprint CRH-like peptides in human reproduction
    E Zoumakis
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 16:4230-5. 2009
    ..This review will focus on existing data on the expression and regulation of the CRH family of peptides and their receptors in the female reproductive system, as well as in their potential biologic role(s) in human reproductive functions...
  24. doi request reprint Corticotropin-releasing hormone, stress and human reproduction: an update
    S N Kalantaridou
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
    J Reprod Immunol 85:33-9. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint The effect of CRH and its inhibitor, antalarmin, on in vitro growth of preantral mouse follicles, early embryo development, and steroidogenesis
    V Dinopoulou
    Division of Human Reproduction, IVF Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Endocrinology 154:222-31. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the presence of CRH in the culture medium inhibits steroidogenesis by preantral mouse follicles cultured in vitro...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stress and the female reproductive system
    S N Kalantaridou
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Panepistimiou Avenue, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
    J Reprod Immunol 62:61-8. 2004
    ..Postpartum, this hypercortisolism is followed by a transient adrenal suppression, which may explain the blues/depression and increased autoimmune phenomena observed during this period...
  27. ncbi request reprint CRF receptor antagonists: utility in research and clinical practice
    E Chatzaki
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklio 71003, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 13:2751-60. 2006
    ..This review will focus on existing data on the structural and pharmacological characteristics as well as the experimental and potential clinical uses of non-peptide, small molecule CRF antagonists...
  28. ncbi request reprint Kappa opioids and TGFbeta1 interact in human endometrial cells
    E Chatzaki
    Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion GR 711 10, Crete, Greece
    Mol Hum Reprod 6:602-9. 2000
    ..Taken together, our data suggest that in human endometrium, kappa opioids and the TGFbeta1 form a paracrine network which appears to be retained by the Ishikawa human endometrial adenocarcinoma cell line...
  29. ncbi request reprint Hypoxia-induced factor-1α in endometrial carcinoma: a mini-review of current evidence
    Vassilis Dousias
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Histol Histopathol 27:1247-53. 2012
    ..After a consensus has been made, properly powered studies may be able to clarify whether HIF-1α can act as a prognosticator in endometrial carcinoma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Small doses of LH activity are needed early in ovarian stimulation for better quality oocytes in IVF-ET
    P Drakakis
    IVF Unit, 1st Department of Ob Gyn, Athens University Medical School, Alexandra Maternity Hospital, Greece
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 121:77-80. 2005
    ..To examine whether exogenous LH administration has a beneficial effect on the quality of oocytes, fertilization potential, as well as pregnancy rate in IVF-ET cycles. A randomized trial comparing r-FSH versus r-FSH and LH was employed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reproductive functions of corticotropin-releasing hormone. Research and potential clinical utility of antalarmins (CRH receptor type 1 antagonists)
    Sophia N Kalantaridou
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece
    Am J Reprod Immunol 51:269-74. 2004
    ..Antalarmins (CRH receptor type 1 antagonists) have been used to elucidate the roles of CRH in stress, inflammation and reproduction...
  32. ncbi request reprint Roles of reproductive corticotropin-releasing hormone
    Sophia N Kalantaridou
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina Medical School, University Hospital, Panepistimiou Avenue, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 997:129-35. 2003
    ..This hypercortisolism is followed by a transient suppression of hypothalamic CRH secretion in the postpartum period, which may explain the blues or depression and autoimmune phenomena frequently observed during this period...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reproductive corticotropin releasing hormone, implantation, and fetal immunotolerance
    Sophia N Kalantaridou
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
    Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 44:461-81. 2007
    ..CRH antagonists have been used experimentally to elucidate the role of CRH in blastocyst implantation and invasion, early fetal immunotolerance, and premature labor...
  34. ncbi request reprint Peripheral corticotropin-releasing hormone is produced in the immune and reproductive systems: actions, potential roles and clinical implications
    Sophia Kalantaridou
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Panepistimiou Avenue, 45110, Ioannina, Greece
    Front Biosci 12:572-80. 2007
    ..Postpartum, this hypercortisolism is followed by a transient adrenal suppression, which may explain the blues/depression and increased autoimmune phenomena observed during this period...
  35. ncbi request reprint Molecules in blastocyst implantation. Role of matrix metalloproteinases, cytokines and growth factors
    Luciano G Nardo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL, England
    J Reprod Med 48:137-47. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Endometrial pinopodes and uterine receptivity
    George Nikas
    Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieio University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 997:120-3. 2003
    ..Increasing evidence suggests that these pinopodes are accurate markers for endometrial receptivity, and their detection may be of high clinical utility for the preparation of endometrium before embryo transfer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Expression of the high-mobility group protein HMGI(Y) in human trophoblast: potential role in trophoblast invasion of maternal tissue
    Ana Maria Bamberger
    Department of Gynecopathology, Institute of Pathology University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Virchows Arch 443:649-54. 2003
    ..This study shows for the first time expression and localization of HMGI(Y) in the subpopulations of placental tissue...
  38. ncbi request reprint Synchronous expression of pinopodes and alpha v beta 3 and alpha 4 beta 1 integrins in the endometrial surface epithelium of normally menstruating women during the implantation window
    Luciano G Nardo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Department of Biomedical Science, Center of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Reprod Med 48:355-61. 2003
    ..To use histology, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and immunohistochemistry to examine the expression of pinopodes, and alpha v beta 3 and alpha 4 beta 1 integrins in the same endometrial biopsies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Expression pattern of the CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins C/EBP-alpha, C/EBP-beta and C/EBP-delta in the human placenta
    Ana Maria Bamberger
    Department of Gynecopathology, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Virchows Arch 444:149-52. 2004
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  40. ncbi request reprint Expression pattern of the activating protein-1 family of transcription factors in the human placenta
    Ana Maria Bamberger
    Institute of Pathology, Department of Gynaecopathology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Mol Hum Reprod 10:223-8. 2004
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  41. pmc Corticotropin-releasing hormone modulates human trophoblast invasion through carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule-1 regulation
    Ana Maria Bamberger
    Department of Gynecopathology, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Am J Pathol 168:141-50. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Chemoprophylactic and bactericidal efficacy of 80 mg gentamicin in a single and once-daily dosing
    Stavros Sifakis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Crete, 228 Oulaf Palme Street, 71410 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 272:201-6. 2005
    ..The objective was to examine the biodistribution, the chemoprophylactic, and the bactericide efficacy of 80-mg gentamicin single or once-daily dosing...
  43. pmc FSH receptor gene polymorphisms have a role for different ovarian response to stimulation in patients entering IVF/ICSI-ET programs
    Dimitris Loutradis
    Division of Human Reproduction, IVF Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Assist Reprod Genet 23:177-84. 2006
    ..To examine the frequency distribution of the Ser680Asn polymorphism of the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) gene in ovarian dysfunction (OD) infertile women, "poor responders" (PR) and "good responders" (GR)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictors of endothelial dysfunction in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Maria Kravariti
    F R C P, Department of Endocrinology, University of Ioannina, Panepistimiou Avenue, 45 110 Ioannina, Greece
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5088-95. 2005
    ..Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction is an early marker of atherosclerosis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Osteopontin is colocalized with the adhesion molecule CEACAM1 in the extravillous trophoblast of the human placenta and enhances invasion of CEACAM1-expressing placental cells
    Juliane Briese
    Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5407-13. 2005
    ..The human placenta is a complex tissue and possesses, through its capacity to proliferate and to invade maternal tissue, qualities that are usually found in malignant tumors. Osteopontin (OPN) and CEACAM1 may regulate these processes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin receptor is differentially expressed in mouse endometrium and embryo during blastocyst implantation
    Panagiotis Beretsos
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Medicine, Athens University Medical School, 50 Achaias St, 115 23, Athens, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1092:466-79. 2006
    ..It is possible that the interaction of OTR with the hormones included in the ovulation induction regiments utilized today in in vitro fertilization (IVF) could be affecting the receptivity/quality of the implanting endometrium...
  47. ncbi request reprint Regulation of progesterone production in human term trophoblasts in vitro by CRH, ACTH and cortisol (prednisolone)
    Udo Jeschke
    1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Maistrasse 11, 80337 Munich, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 272:7-12. 2005
    ..Therefore, aim of the study was to clarify the effect of CRH, ACTH and cortisol (prednisolone) on the release of progesterone by term trophoblast cells in vitro...
  48. pmc Luteogenic hormones act through a vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent mechanism to up-regulate alpha 5 beta 1 and alpha v beta 3 integrins, promoting the migration and survival of human luteinized granulosa cells
    Alexandra Rolaki
    Laboratory of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
    Am J Pathol 170:1561-72. 2007
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  49. ncbi request reprint Fibrinolytic defects and recurrent miscarriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Alexandros Sotiriadis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
    Obstet Gynecol 109:1146-55. 2007
    ..To systematically review evidence of the association between fibrinolytic defects and recurrent miscarriage...
  50. ncbi request reprint Expression of the blood-group-related antigens Sialyl Lewis a, Sialyl Lewis x and Lewis y in term placentas of normal, preeclampsia, IUGR- and HELLP-complicated pregnancies
    Vassilis Minas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 71003, Heraklion, Greece
    Histochem Cell Biol 128:55-63. 2007
    ..Furthermore, Le(y), which was recently described as a potent angiogenic factor, is upregulated in placental villi in conditions associated with placental malperfusion...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prolactin receptor mRNA expression in oocytes and preimplantation mouse embryos
    Erasmia Kiapekou
    1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandra Maternity Hospital, University of Athens, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:339-46. 2005
    ..These results indicate that different isoforms of prolactin receptors may be present in the various stages of mouse preimplantation embryo and may play an important role in the control of its growth and development...
  52. ncbi request reprint Syncytiotrophoblast is a barrier to maternal-fetal transmission of herpes simplex virus
    Hideki Koi
    Center for Research on Reproduction and Women s Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Biol Reprod 67:1572-9. 2002
    ..Thus, the decreased expression of herpesvirus entry mediators in villous syncytiotrophoblast prevents placental villous infection, thereby limiting maternal-fetal transmission of HSV...