Serum and peritoneal fluid proteins in women with and without endometriosis.

@article{Joshi1986SerumAP,
  title={Serum and peritoneal fluid proteins in women with and without endometriosis.},
  author={Shrinivas G. Joshi and Nezaam M. Zamah and Ramdas S. Raikar and Veasy C. Buttram and Edgar S. Henriques and Mildred Gordon},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1986},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          1077-82
        }
}
We examined the proteins in serum and peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis (and of healthy controls) for evidence of an autoimmune response that might account for their impaired fertility. No antibodies against endometrial glycoproteins or against "progestin dependent endometrial protein" (PEP) were found in any serum or peritoneal fluid sample. Levels of PEP were not different in serum from women with moderate to severe endometriosis (n = 6), with mild endometriosis (n = 21), or from… CONTINUE READING
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