Selective inhibition of prostaglandin E2 receptors EP2 and EP4 inhibits invasion of human immortalized endometriotic epithelial and stromal cells through suppression of metalloproteinases.

Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. We recently reported that inhibition of COX-2 decreased migration as well as invasion of human endometriotic epithelial and stromal cells. Results of the present study indicates that selective inhibition of PGE2 receptors EP2 and EP4 suppresses expression and/or activity… (More)