Expression of steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) in endometriosis is associated with endometriosis severity.

@article{Tian2009ExpressionOS,
  title={Expression of steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) in endometriosis is associated with endometriosis severity.},
  author={Yongjie Tian and Beihua Kong and W. Zhu and S. J. Su and Yasuhiko Kan},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1389-95}
}
This study was designed to investigate the levels of expression of steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) in endometriosis, and to explore the association between these two factors and the menstrual cycle and the severity of endometriosis. Levels of SF-1 and StAR protein were evaluated using immunohistochemistry in 38 cases of endometriosis with ectopic endometria and in 25 normal endometria (controls). The SF-1 and StAR protein levels were significantly… CONTINUE READING