Toll-like receptor system and endometriosis.

  title={Toll-like receptor system and endometriosis.},
  author={Khaleque N Khan and Michio Kitajima and Akira Fujishita and Masahiro Nakashima and Masafumi Masuzaki},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  volume={39 8},
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory condition associated with variable degrees of pelvic pain and infertility. Studies have showed that the growth and progression of endometriosis continue even in ovariectomized animals. This indicates that besides ovarian steroid hormones, the growth of endometriosis can be regulated by the innate immune system in the pelvic environment. As a component of innate immune system, increased infiltration of macrophages has been described in… CONTINUE READING
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