Uterine cavity matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines in patients with leiomyoma, adenomyosis or endometrial polyp.

@article{Inagaki2003UterineCM,
  title={Uterine cavity matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines in patients with leiomyoma, adenomyosis or endometrial polyp.},
  author={Noboru Inagaki and Linh Ung and Tetsuo Otani and David M Wilkinson and Alex Lopata},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={197-203}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether leiomyoma, adenomyosis and endometrial polyps are associated with changes in uterine cavity matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) and cytokines. STUDY DESIGN Uterine cavity irrigation was performed in women with leiomyoma, adenomyosis and endometrial polyps, and in women with a normal uterus. MMP-2 and MMP-9 were assayed in the uterine washings by gelatin zymography. For individual subjects, the total MMP level was obtained by adding the semi-quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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