Horm Metab Res 1999; 31(5): 307-310
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-978742
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Inhibition of cAMP-Mediated Decidualization in Human Endometrial Stromal Cells by IL-1β and Laminin

K. Mizuno, T. Tanaka, N. Umesaki, S. Ogita
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka City University Medical School, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
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20 April 2007 (online)

Both IL-1 and laminin are reported to inhibit progesterone receptor-mediated decidualization signals in endometrial stromal cells, but the effects of these two inhibitors on cAMP-mediated decidualization signals remain unknown. Furthermore, the interaction between IL-1-stimulated and lamininstimulated signals has not been analyzed yet. In this study, interactions between these two decidualization-inhibitory signals and their effects on 8-Br-cAMP-mediated decidualization in human endometrial stromal cells were investigated. Prolactin release from decidualized stromal cells was measured by enzyme immunoassay in order to quantitate in vitro decidualization. Both IL-1β and laminin were found to inhibit 8-Br-cAMP-induced decidualization in vitro in human endometrial stromal cells. IL-1β dose-dependently inhibited decidualization of stromal cells cultured on both laminin-coated and collagen-coated dishes, while laminin inhibited the decidualization of stromal cells cultured both with and without IL-1β. These results indicate that IL-1β and laminin additively and mutually inhibit cAMP-mediated decidualization signals, and that they may inhibit these signals through different mechanisms.