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This study investigated the possible use of CCR1 mRNA measurement in peripheral blood leukocytes in combination with measurements of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and CA125 protein in serum as a diagnostic test for endometriosis.The expression of CCR1 mRNA in peripheral blood leukocytes was measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain(More)
Estrogenic effects involve interactions between estrogen receptors (ERs), response elements, and nuclear proteins. It is hypothesized that interaction between ER and NF-kappa B may affect the regulation of responsive genes. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) was performed to assess if the interaction of ERs and NF- kappaB affect their respective(More)
We present a case of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung (CCAM) diagnosed at 23 weeks of gestation with concomitant fetal hydrops. The sonographical picture of CCAM disappeared in the third trimester of pregnancy and fetal hydrops resolved under medication with digitalis to the mother. The neonate showed mild dyspnea; the prenatal(More)
Our purpose was to elucidate why clinical studies have up to now failed to demonstrate a positive effect of TRH combined with glucocorticosteroids on fetal lung maturity. Morphological and biochemical lung maturation were determined by electron microscopy, choline incorporation, and surfactant-protein-A m-RNA synthesis in rat lung organoid cultures after(More)
The serum concentration of active glucocorticosteroids depends not only on adrenal synthesis but also on enzymatic activation of 11-dehydro-glucocorticoids in the liver by 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1). In order to define the respective involvement of other regulative enzymes in the metabolism of 11-dehydro-glucocorticoids in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether the combined application of dexamethasone (DEXA) and 3,5-dimethyl-3'-isopropyl-L-thyronine (DIMIT) induces the synthesis of surfactant protein A (SP-A) mRNA at a higher rate than both substances given alone? STUDY DESIGN Organoid culture of fetal rat lungs (Wistar rats; day 19 of gestation) was prepared. After 48h of incubation(More)
OBJECTIVE Extragenital endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis. Due to its invasive and metastatic properties it resembles some features of malignant tumours. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is a rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and is mainly expressed in inflammatory and malignant processes. In this study we investigated the COX-2(More)
Endometriosis affects a 10 % of women during their reproductive years. Unequoral statistics concerning the incidence of adenomyosis are not available although a combined occurrence of both diseases is found in a 20 % of cases. The risk that malignancy arises from endometrioid tissue typical for endometriosis is between a 0.3-1 %. 75 % of these malignancies(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a short-term ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel medication on blood flow in the uterine arteries in postmenopausal women in a prospective placebo-controlled double-blind study. Twenty-one healthy postmenopausal woman at least 2 years after menopause received 60 micrograms ethinyl estradiol (EE) for 14 days(More)
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