Mu opioid receptor in the human endometrium: dynamics of its expression and localization during the menstrual cycle
Mu opioid receptor (MOR) mRNA and protein levels in the human endometrium change during the menstrual cycle, showing the highest levels in the late-proliferative phase. These findings suggest a role forMORin reproduction.
Volume 107, Issue 4, Pages 1070–1077.e1
Lide Totorikaguena, B.S., Estibaliz Olabarrieta, B.S., Roberto Matorras, M.D., Ph.D., Edurne Alonso, Ph.D., Ekaitz Agirregoitia, Ph.D., Naiara Agirregoitia, Ph.D.
The presence of MOR in human endometrium and the dynamic changes during the menstrual cycle suggest a possible role for opioids in reproduction events related to the human endometrium or endometriosis.