Natural killer activity in stage III and IV endometriosis: impaired cytotoxicity and retained lymphokine responsiveness of natural killer cells.


Our objective was to investigate the role of estrogens in the development and progression of endometriosis, and evaluate the in vitro boosting effect of lymphokines on the activity of natural killer cells from endometriosis patients, with respect to the estradiol concentrations. Natural killer activity of peripheral blood was evaluated in 42 endometriosis… (More)