Uterine leiomyomas exhibit fewer stem/progenitor cell characteristics when compared with corresponding normal myometrium.

Uterine leiomyomas (also known as uterine fibroids) are the most common benign tumors of female reproductive tract and are the single most common indication for hysterectomies. Despite their high prevalence, the exact pathogenesis of these benign tumors is still unknown. One possible mechanism for leiomyoma formation is dysregulation of mesenchymal stem… CONTINUE READING