Fernando Gabler

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate gene and protein expression of steroid receptors, nuclear receptor coregulators, and uterine receptivity markers in midsecretory phase endometria from untreated women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Hospital research unit. PATIENT(S) Eight patients with PCOS and eight fertile women of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study if the endocrinological status of PCOS women affects the endometrial sensitivity to steroids by evaluating the expression of androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha), estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta), co-activators AIB1 and ARA70, and co-repressor NCoR. METHODS Gene and/or protein expression of steroid receptors and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical response and endometrial morphology during the implantation window on ovarian hyperstimulation with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole in infertile ovulatory women. DESIGN Prospective trial in infertile patients. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. PATIENT(S) Eight ovulatory infertile patient candidates for ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the proteins involved in endometrial homeostasis in PCOS women. METHODS Protein expression of Ki67, Bcl-2, Bax, Pro-Caspase-3 and Caspase-3 by immunohistochemistry and/or Western blot, and DNA fragmentation using in situ 3'-end labeling of apoptotic cells, was measured in 9 samples of normal endometrium (NE), 12 PCOS endometria without(More)
STUDY QUESTION Does treatment with the insulin sensitizer metformin modify the levels and activation of proteins related to the expression of the insulin-dependent glucose transporter (GLUT4), such as adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and myocyte enhancer factor 2A (MEF2A), in endometria from hyperinsulinemic hyperandrogenemic(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine-metabolic disorder associated with insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia. Scarce information is available on the expression of molecules involved in the insulin pathway in endometria from women with PCOS. Therefore, we examined the protein levels of insulin-signaling molecules, like insulin(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in regression of the human corpus luteum. We therefore examined the effect of both NO and human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) on luteal cell apoptosis, and Bcl-2 production. The effect of NO on oestrogen production during corpus luteum regression was also studied. Slices from corpus luteum(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine-metabolic disorder highly associated with insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia. It is known that the insulin signaling pathway is impaired in endometria from PCOS hyperinsulinemic women, but no information is available about molecules associated with cell surface GLUT4(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to study whether the endocrinological status of women bearing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects the endometrial in situ steroid metabolism. For this purpose, we evaluated the mRNA levels (RT-PCR), and the activity of steroid metabolic enzymes: P450 aromatase, steroid sulfatase (STS), estrogen(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of clomiphene citrate (CC) on endometrial epithelial integrins and P receptors (PR) during the window of implantation. DESIGN Controlled, prospective, clinical study. SETTING Teaching hospital and university research laboratory. PATIENT(S) Thirty-one fertile, normo-ovulatory women participated in this trial. Thirteen(More)