Matrix metalloproteinases and endometriosis.

  title={Matrix metalloproteinases and endometriosis.},
  author={Kevin G. Osteen and Grant R. Yeaman and Kaylon L. Bruner-Tran},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={21 2},
Retrograde menstruation represents a plausible explanation for the development of most cases of endometriosis; nevertheless, additional factors must contribute to the development of disease in only 10 to 20% of women. The discriminating factor(s) in determining the development of active endometriosis probably involves a complex array of potentially interactive influences including steroid exposure, immunological disturbances, genetic predisposition, and, perhaps, environmental toxin exposure… CONTINUE READING
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