Co-culture with macrophages enhances the clonogenic and invasion activity of endometriotic stromal cells.

OBJECTIVE To study the effect on endometrial and endometriotic cells after co-culture with macrophages, using clonogenic, invasion and self-renewal assays. MATERIALS AND METHODS Peripheral blood samples, endometrium and endometriotic tissues were collected. Autologous macrophages were co-cultured with endometrial and endometriotic cells. The number of… (More)