Endocannabinoids modulate apoptosis in endometriosis and adenomyosis.

  title={Endocannabinoids modulate apoptosis in endometriosis and adenomyosis.},
  author={Elif Bilgiç and Elif E Guzel and Sevil Kose and Makbule Cisel Aydin and Eda Karaismailoğlu and Irem Akar and Alp Usubutun and Petek Korkusuz},
  journal={Acta histochemica},
  volume={119 5},
Adenomyosis that is a form of endometriosis is the growth of ectopic endometrial tissue within the muscular wall of the uterus (myometrium), which may cause dysmenorrhea and infertility. Endocannabinoid mediated apoptotic mechanisms of endometriosis and adenomyosis are not known. We hypothesized that the down regulation of endocannabinoid receptors and/or… CONTINUE READING