The role of placental protein 14 in the pathogenesis of endometriosis.

@article{Wang2013TheRO,
  title={The role of placental protein 14 in the pathogenesis of endometriosis.},
  author={Ping Wang and Libo Zhu and Xinmei Zhang},
  journal={Reproductive sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          1465-70
        }
}
Placental protein 14 (PP-14) is the principal secretory phase product of endometrium and has been shown to inhibit cell immune function. But its role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis is controversy. The objective of this study is to determine the concentrations of PP-14 in peritoneal fluid (PF) and serum and PP-14 protein expression in endometriotic lesions in women with ovarian endometriosis (n = 75) when compared to women without endometriosis (n = 49) between day 7 and day 20 of their… CONTINUE READING

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