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GSE121790: Transcriptomic analysis of trophoblast interactions with receptive vs. non-receptive endometrial epithelium: an in vitro model for human implantation

Bulk RNA sequencing

The aim of this study was to establish an in vitro model to investigate the initial stages of human implantation based on co-culture of a) immortalized cells representing the receptive (Ishikawa) or non-receptive (HEC-1-A) endometrial epithelium with b) spheroids of a trophoblastic cell line (JEG-3) modified to express green fluorescent protein. After co-culturing Ishikawa cells with trophoblast spheroids, 310 and 298 genes increased or decreased their expression compared to non-co-cultured Ishikawa control cells, respectively; only 9 genes (5 increased and 4 decreased) were differentially expressed in HEC-1-A upon co-culture with trophoblast spheroids. Compared to HEC-1-A, the trophoblast challenge to Ishikawa cells differentially regulated the expression of 495 genes. In summary, upon co-culture with the trophoblast spheroids, non-receptive epithelium is characterized by a muted transcriptional response which in turn fails to activate the full transcriptional response that trophoblast spheroids undergo when co-cultured with receptive epithelium. SOURCE: Adria Caballe ( - IRB

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