Association study of endometriosis and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) gene polymorphisms in a Japanese population.

@article{Yamashita2005AssociationSO,
  title={Association study of endometriosis and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) gene polymorphisms in a Japanese population.},
  author={Masako Yamashita and Shigeki Yoshida and Stephen Kennedy and Noriyuki Ohara and Satoru Motoyama and Takeshi Maruo},
  journal={Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={267-71}
}
OBJECTIVE Endometriosis is an immune-related, chronic inflammatory disease with polygenic predisposition. Cell adhesion molecules are expressed in endometriotic lesions, and in cells and tissues that are involved in the development and progression of the disease. In this study, we investigated the possible association between endometriosis and the G241R and K469E polymorphisms in the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) gene in a Japanese population. METHODS We compared the distribution… CONTINUE READING