Decreased apoptosis and sensitivity to macrophage mediated cytolysis of endometrial cells in endometriosis.

Ectopic dissemination of endometrial cells and their subsequent implantation are the mechanisms involved in the development of endometriosis. While the process of dissemination appears to be a phenomenon common to all women, it is unknown what facilitates or prevents ectopic implantation of misplaced endometrial cells. Prior studies by our group and others… CONTINUE READING