Aberrant integrin expression in the endometrium of women with endometriosis.

  title={Aberrant integrin expression in the endometrium of women with endometriosis.},
  author={Bruce A. Lessey and Arthur J. Castelbaum and S W Sawin and Clayton A. Buck and Rita Schinnar and Warren B. Bilker and Brian L. Strom},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={79 2},
Integrins are ubiquitous cell adhesion molecules that undergo dynamic alterations during the normal menstrual cycle in the human endometrium. The alpha v beta 3 vitronectin receptor integrin is expressed in endometrium at the time of implantation, but its presence is delayed in endometrium that is assessed to be out of phase using classical histological features. To investigate the expression of this integrin in women with endometriosis, we assessed the presence of the beta 3-subunit throughout… CONTINUE READING
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