Atherosclerosis is augmented in laboratory mice by experimental endometriosis

Atherosclerosis is augmented in laboratory mice by experimental endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Taylor group from Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA has published their experimental study in the "American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology" on atherosclerosis following endometriosis induction in laboratory mice. The basic inflammation process in endometriosis patients…

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Potential New Approach to Treat Endometriosis

Potential New Approach to Treat Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Inhibiting ribosome biogenesis could be a potential therapeutic approach for endometriosis according to a new study published in the scientific journal Biomedicines. Ribosome biogenesis plays a key role in protein homeostasis during cell growth and division. Previous research has shown…

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Planning surgery for recto-sigmoid endometriosis with 3D virtual models.

Planning surgery for recto-sigmoid endometriosis with 3D virtual models. By Selma Oransay

Efforts to reduce the high complication rate of rectosigmoid surgery in deeply infiltrated endometriosis are of great interest to gynecologists. 3D printing, currently used in various surgical specialties to support surgical planning and guide intraoperative procedures may be a way…

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Immunotherapy in endometriosis: a challenging research topic

Immunotherapy in endometriosis: a challenging research topic By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Maksym and associates from academic centers in Poland have published their comprehensive review on endometriosis emphasizing the immunological aspects of the disease in a recent issue of the "Journal of Clinical Medicine". Even though endometriosis is a multifactorial disease,…

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The consequences of endometriosis on the quality of life

The consequences of endometriosis on the quality of life By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common clinical findings of endometriosis patients are pelvic pain and fertility problems, resulting in impairment of quality of life. These women are affected especially during the menstruation period. Olliges et al., from Germany and Switzerland, published a study…

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Shining like fireflies: a new approach to visualize early endometriosis

Shining like fireflies: a new approach to visualize early endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a complex and unsolved disease that requires animal studies in order to understand its nature. There are a group of animal models designed for endometriosis studies, but most require sacrificing the animal. In the experimental study designed by the team…

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A novel in-vitro endometriosis model with KRAS and PIK3CA mutations

A novel in-vitro endometriosis model with KRAS and PIK3CA mutations By Eylül GÜN

A plethora of research has been ongoing to illuminate the pathogenesis of endometriosis which is a multifactorial disease. These studies have proven the association between some mutated cancer driver genes and endometriosis, and links between certain cancers such as ovarian…

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New molecular insights in endometriosis pathogenesis

New molecular insights in endometriosis pathogenesis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Rosalba Siracusa and associates from Messina University, Italy, have published their research on cellular pathogenesis of experimental endometriotic lesions in the recent issue of the "International Journal of  Molecular Sciences". Endometriosis is a debilitating chronic estrogen-dependent inflammatory condition and…

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Low-Dose Aspirin as a Potential Treatment for Endometriosis-Related Infertility

Low-Dose Aspirin as a Potential Treatment for Endometriosis-Related Infertility By Özge Özkaya

Treatment with low-dose aspirin could downregulate progesterone resistance and increase the expression of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) during the implantation window, according to a study that used a rat model of endometriosis. This, in turn, could improve endometrial receptivity and…

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Oxidative stress, reactive products, detoxification, endometriosis and pain

Oxidative stress, reactive products, detoxification, endometriosis and pain  By Ellen Tumimbang

Oxidative stress is one factor known to be involved in the pathogenesis, progression, and establishment of endometriosis in women.   During oxidative stress, excess reactive oxygen species as a secondary by-product of lipid peroxidation and reactive aldehyde including 4- hydroxynonenal…

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New Signaling Pathway Could Be Crucial in the Development of Endometriosis

New Signaling Pathway Could Be Crucial in the Development of Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

RAMP1 signaling is crucial for growth and blood and lymphatic vessel formation in endometrial tissue, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. This suggests that blocking RAMP1 could be a new way to…

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Predictors of voiding dysfunction after surgery for deep endometriosis

Predictors of voiding dysfunction after surgery for deep endometriosis By Selma Oransay

While surgery for deep endometriosis provides relief and improves the quality of life in symptomatic patients for whom medical therapy has limited effect, it may also create postoperative lower urinary tract dysfunction. Moreover, postoperative voiding dysfunction could affect the quality…

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New Rat Model of Endometriosis Could Help Researchers Develop New Treatments for the Condition

New Rat Model of Endometriosis Could Help Researchers Develop New Treatments for the Condition By Özge Özkaya

Researchers in Belgium developed a new rat model of endometriosis. The animals showed signs of ongoing pain meaning that the model could provide a tool for researchers to develop potential new ways to treat the different symptoms of the condition…

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Natural history of spontaneous endometriosis in crab-eating monkeys

Natural history of spontaneous endometriosis in crab-eating monkeys By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Kaori Hayashi and associates from Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan, published their observations on spontaneously occurring endometriosis in crab-eating monkeys in "Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine"https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/tjem/251/4/251_241/_pdf/-char/en. The presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, i.e., endometriosis is a progressive prevalent…

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Cabergoline or Progesterone not Effective in Rat Model of Endometriosis

Cabergoline or Progesterone not Effective in Rat Model of Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Oral treatment with cabergoline or micronized progesterone for four weeks is not effective in the regression of endometriotic implants in a rat model of the disease. This is according to a study published in the "Journal of Investigative Surgery".  Cabergoline…

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The predictors for sexual dysfunction in infertile women with endometriosis

The predictors for sexual dysfunction in infertile women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is a disease defined as the localization of endometrial glandular and stromal tissue outside the uterine cavity. Its incidence ranges up to 10% of reproductive-aged women. The most common symptoms in these women are chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, and…

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Primary care physicians have a crucial role in the early diagnosis of endometriosis

Primary care physicians have a crucial role in the early diagnosis of endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Verket and associates from the University of Oslo, Norway, published their cross-sectional anonymous postal questionnaire study in "BMJ open". Diagnosing endometriosis is difficult because dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and infertility are also common among other diseases. The most accurate and reliable diagnosis…

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Impact of Genetic Variations in Endometriosis

Impact of Genetic Variations in Endometriosis By Dr. Youngran Park

Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disorder. This disease affects approximately 7% to 10% of reproductive-aged women and causes negative impacts on society. The underlying causes are unclear; therefore, the understanding of this disease remains a major clinical challenge. Endometriosis has a…

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Endometriosis signaling: the role of IL-34

Endometriosis signaling: the role of IL-34 By Yu Yu

An increasing number of studies have suggested that the pathogenesis of endometriosis is mediated by cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)−17, which promoted the formation and progression of endometriosis by up-regulating angiogenesis and pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion. IL-34 is a newly described…

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A miniaturized version of endometrium: organoids for endometriosis research

A miniaturized version of endometrium: organoids for endometriosis research By Yu Yu

Organoids are a miniaturized version of a tissue that is produced in culture through three dimensions techniques in order to better mimic the tissues of origin. These cultures are supposed to better replicate the complexity of a biological organ/disease. Endometrial…

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The reason for lower BMI and less body fat in women with endometriosis.

The reason for lower BMI  and less body fat in women with endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Zolbin et al. from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA, recently published the results of their prospective controlled research on adipocyte alterations in endometriosis, in the journal "Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology". Endometriosis can…

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Reducing the Risk of Recurrence After Endometriosis Surgery

Reducing the Risk of Recurrence After Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

The use of compounds called NF-κB inhibitors and β-blockers before and after endometriosis surgery may reduce the risk of the disease recurring, according to a study conducted in a mouse model. According to the study published in the journal Reproductive…

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Study Sheds Light on the Molecular Mechanism of Endometriosis Development

Study Sheds Light on the Molecular Mechanism of Endometriosis Development By Özge Özkaya

A protein called transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-B1) enhances the capacity of endometriotic cells or cells that make up the lining of the uterus to migrate, invade, and colonize other areas in the body. This is according to a study published…

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Is the mystery for progression of endometriosis hiding out in abnormally located endometrial cells?

Is the mystery for  progression of endometriosis hiding out in abnormally located endometrial cells? By Selma Oransay

This prospective study was conducted by Hapangama et al. in Research İnstute of the University of Liverpool, UK, and the results have recently published in the Journal of Human Reproduction. The authors hypothesized that abnormally located endometrial basalis-like (SSEA1/nSOX9+)cells could be contributing to…

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Kidney Hormone Potential Treatment for Endometriosis?

Kidney Hormone Potential Treatment for Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

Erythropoietin, a hormone produced by the kidneys to promote the production of red blood cells could be a promising candidate for the treatment of endometriosis. This is according to a study published in the Journal Of The Turkish-German Gynecological Association by…

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A Balancing Act: How Endometriosis Invades the Body

A Balancing Act: How Endometriosis Invades the Body By Murat Osman

Endometriosis is a disease defined by the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity. Ectopic endometrial tissues have been shown to have some features that mimic malignancy. For example, endometriosis can invade surrounding structures and attach to surfaces such…

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An Alternative Medical Approach to Treat Endometriosis?

An Alternative Medical Approach to Treat Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

Molecules that act on a protein called SRC-1 could constitute a new medical tool to treat endometriosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology.  SRC-1 makes certain parts of DNA more accessible therefore increasing gene expression or…

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New Target for Endometriosis Treatment?

New Target for Endometriosis Treatment? By Özge Özkaya

NR4A1 could be a novel target for the treatment of endometriosis, according to a study published in the scientific journal Cell Physiology and Biochemistry. NR4A1 is a receptor protein involved in cell division, inflammation, and programmed cell death. The development…

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Could Gabapentin Make my Pain Go Away?

Could Gabapentin Make my Pain Go Away? By Özge Özkaya

Gabapentin could effectively reduce endometriosis-associated pain, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pain Research. The study that was conducted in mice and endometriotic tissues from patients suggests that certain proteins present on the surface of cells…

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Animal models of endometriosis

Animal models of endometriosis By Yu Yu

For advancing understanding and treatment of endometriosis, The World Endometriosis Society has previously brought together researchers and clinicians to discuss the many important research priorities. One of these was the recommendation to development and building on the use of animal…

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Potential New Target to Treat Endometriosis?

Potential New Target to Treat Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

Special cells called myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) could be playing a role in the development of endometriosis, suggests a study published in the European Journal of Immunology.  These cells could, therefore, be targeted by novel therapeutic agents to treat endometriosis. …

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A Potential New Target for the Treatment of Endometriosis

A Potential New Target for the Treatment of Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

A protein called STIP1 could be facilitating the migration of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, therefore, leading to endometriosis according to a study by Taiwanese researchers. The protein could, thus, be used as a potential therapeutic target for endometriosis.  For…

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Plant Compound May Protect Against Endometriosis

Plant Compound May Protect Against Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Marrubiin, a compound derived from a plant in the mint family called white horehound may have protective effects against endometriosis, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Medicine Reports.  Marrubiin is the main analgesic, or painkiller compound found…

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The Endometrium Itself is Genetically Different in Endometriosis Patients

The Endometrium Itself is Genetically Different in Endometriosis Patients By Özge Özkaya

Researchers in China identified a number of genes that are differentially expressed in the eutopic endometrium of women with endometriosis and those without. The researchers think that these genes may be involved in the development of endometriosis and that they…

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Female Sex Hormone Necessary but not Enough to Cause Endometriosis

Female Sex Hormone Necessary but not Enough to Cause Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Estrogen, the primary female sex hormone may be necessary but is not enough to induce endometriosis, found a study published in the Journal of Bioscience.   This finding is important because it can help scientists better understand factors that cause endometriosis…

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TFF3 May Be Involved in Endometriosis Research Suggests

TFF3 May Be Involved in Endometriosis Research Suggests By Özge Özkaya

Levels of a protein called TFF3 are significantly increased in the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal space) of women with endometriosis, found a study published in the scientific journal Reproductive Sciences. This increase was in line with levels of other known…

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A Cholesterol-Lowering Drug and an Anticancer Drug May Be Alternative Treatments Against Endometriosis

A Cholesterol-Lowering Drug and an Anticancer Drug May Be Alternative Treatments Against Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Crestor (rosuvastatin), a cholesterol lowering drug and Avastin (bevacizumab), an anticancer drug are more efficient in reducing endometriosis in rats compared to progesterone medication, according to a study published in the journal Gynecological Endocrinology. For the study, researchers led by…

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Endometriosis Micrometastasis

Endometriosis Micrometastasis By Yu Yu

Micrometastasis is used to describe the migration of a small number of cancer cells from its original location to the other organs within the body. While endometriosis is not cancer, it occurs when endometrial cells migrate outside of the uterus…

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How rats can help improve colon endometriosis treatment in humans

How rats can help improve colon endometriosis treatment in humans By Demet Candaş Green

Colorectal endometriosis forms about 3–37% of all deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) cases. DIE is a highly invasive type of endometriosis, occurs when ovarian endometriomas overgrow and rupture, releasing their contents into the abdominal and pelvic cavity, resulting in the formation…

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