Identification of Relaxin-Responsive Cells in the Human Choriodecidua at Term


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The decidua of the human maternal–fetal interface is a local source of intrauterine relaxin, and the choriodecidua expresses its receptor (LGR7). Since these tissues consist of a variety of cells, we sought to identify the primary cell(s) responsible for LGR7 expression and relaxin responsiveness.