Loss of MIG-6 results in endometrial progesterone resistance via ERBB2.

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Female subfertility is highly associated with endometriosis. Endometrial progesterone resistance is suggested as a crucial element in the development of endometrial diseases. We report that MIG-6 is downregulated in the endometrium of infertile women with endometriosis and in a non-human primate model of endometriosis. We find ERBB2 overexpression in the endometrium of uterine-specific Mig-6 knockout mice (Pgrcre/+Mig-6f/f; Mig-6d/d). To investigate the effect of ERBB2 targeting on endometrial progesterone resistance, fertility, and endometriosis, we introduce Erbb2 ablation in Mig-6d/d mice (Mig-6d/dErbb2d/d mice). The additional knockout of Erbb2 rescues all phenotypes seen in Mig-6d/d mice. Transcriptomic analysis shows that genes differentially expressed in Mig-6d/d mice revert to their normal expression in Mig-6d/dErbb2d/d mice. Together, our results demonstrate that ERBB2 overexpression in endometrium with MIG-6 deficiency causes endometrial progesterone resistance and a nonreceptive endometrium in endometriosis-related infertility, and ERBB2 targeting reverses these effects.

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Cited Authors

  • Yoo, J-Y; Kim, TH; Shin, J-H; Marquardt, RM; Müller, U; Fazleabas, AT; Young, SL; Lessey, BA; Yoon, H-G; Jeong, J-W

Published Date

  • March 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1101 -

PubMed ID

  • 35232969

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8888616

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2041-1723

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41467-022-28608-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England