Increased prolidase activity and oxidative stress in PCOS.

  title={Increased prolidase activity and oxidative stress in PCOS.},
  author={Neşe Gul Hilali and Mehmet Vural and Hakan Camuzcuoğlu and Aysun Camuzcuoğlu and Nurten Aksoy},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={79 1},
AIM Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been considered to have a role in various pathological processes, including inflammatory response, cardiovascular disease and recently also in ovarian dysfunction. Since prolidase could be accepted as a matrix metalloproteinase, on the biochemical level, we aimed to evaluate serum prolidase activity and oxidative-antioxidative status in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-three PCOS… CONTINUE READING


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