An epigenetic disorder may cause aberrant expression of aromatase gene in endometriotic stromal cells.

@article{Izawa2008AnED,
  title={An epigenetic disorder may cause aberrant expression of aromatase gene in endometriotic stromal cells.},
  author={Masao Izawa and Tasuku Harada and Fuminori Taniguchi and Yoko Ohama and Yasuko Takenaka and Naoki Terakawa},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 5 Suppl},
  pages={1390-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the molecular basis of aromatase expression in stromal cell culture from endometriotic chocolate cysts. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Biosignaling, Tottori University, Yonago Japan. PATIENT(S) Thirty women, selected randomly, who underwent laparoscopy (n = 18) or laparotomy (n = 12). INTERVENTION(S) Endometrial and endometriotic stromal cells were obtained from the uterus and chocolate cyst lining of the… CONTINUE READING