Identification of an invasive, N-cadherin-expressing epithelial cell type in endometriosis using a new cell culture model.

Studies of molecular, cellular, and pathophysiological parameters in endometriosis are primarily hampered by a lack of in vitro model systems, such as endometriotic cell lines. To overcome this we successfully established cell lines from peritoneal endometriotic biopsies and characterized them at the molecular and cellular level. Two types of cells could be… (More)