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CONTEXT Products of at least five specific steroidogenic genes, including steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), which facilitates the entry of cytosolic cholesterol into the mitochondrion, side chain cleavage P450 enzyme, 3beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-2, 17-hydroxylase/17-20-lyase, and aromatase, which catalyzes the final step, are necessary(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endometriosis is regarded as a complex disese, in which genetic and environmental factors contribute to the disease phenotype. Whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) -460 C/T and +405 G/C polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to endometriosis was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Diagnosis of endometriosis was made(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of letrozole and melatonin on surgically induced endometriosis in a rat endometriosis model. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled, experimental study. SETTING Experimental Research Center of Yeditepe University (YUDETAM). ANIMAL(S) Thirty female, nonpregnant, nulligravid Wistar-Hannover albino rats. (More)
To determine the effects of different doses of melatonin treatment on endometrial implants, the activity of antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), the angiogenesis factor, the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the waste metabolite product of lipid peroxidation malondialdehyde (MDA) in an oophorectomized rat endometriosis model.(More)
Several improvements in ovarian cancer treatment have been achieved in recent years, both in surgery and in combination chemotherapy with targeting. However, ovarian tumors remain the women's cancers with highest mortality rates. In this scenario, a pivotal role has been endorsed to the immunological environment and to the immunological mechanisms involved(More)
Endometriosis is regarded as a complex trait, in which genetic and environmental factors contribute to the disease phenotype. We investigated whether the interleukin (IL) 1beta (+3953) polymorphism is associated with the severity of endometriosis. Diagnosis of endometriosis was made on the basis of laparoscopic findings. Stage of endometriosis was(More)
Chemokines and their receptors play diverse roles in malignant tumor progression, particularly as key mediators of tumor stroma interactions. C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) also called monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), belongs to the C-C motif chemokine sub-family and is currently believed to mediate its actions through one receptor, C-C(More)
To determine the effects of etanercept (anti-TNF-α) on surgically induced endometriosis in a rat model. This is a prospective, randomized, controlled, experimental study that was carried out at the Experimental Research Center of Yeditepe University (YUDETAM). Thirty female nonpregnant, nulligravid Wistar-Hannover albino rats were used. The summary of the(More)
Preeclampsia complicates 10% of pregnancies in developing countries. It is one of the leading causes of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. It has been suggested that maladaptation of the maternal immune response during pregnancy might be a causal factor for preeclampsia. According to immune maladaptation hypothesis, preeclampsia(More)