‘The mammalian decidual cell’
is a specialized cell in the uterus of many mammals including 🏃♀️
Decidual cells function in reproduction, are shed or absorbed during menstruation, & help 👶 attach to mom thru the placenta during pregnancy
Cells get stressed too! Dividing, metabolizing (eg ethanol), doing cell stuff-it’s not easy. Cells deal w/ stress by turning on/off groups of genes (pathways) for each stressor. Evolutionarily these responses are very old & thus very similar in animals
We call these cells MdESF
A M domestica w/ so many babies gif!!
In species as different as hydra (the incredible maybe immortal 🌊 creature!) and 🏃♀️, one family of genes that is known to be critical for cellular stress response is the forkhead 📦 class O genes, so called FOXO 🦊 family
Thanks for reading!!!