Prostaglandin E2: The master of endometriosis?

Meng-Hsing Wu, Chun Wun Lu, Pei Chin Chuang, Shaw-Jenq Tsai

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Abstract

Endometriosis is the primary cause of infertility in women, with a prevalence rate ranging from 5% to 10%. Women with endometriosis suffer from symptoms such as chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia, which significantly reduce the quality of life. Endometriosis is a polygenic disease with a complex, multifactorial etiology. The mechanism responsible for the initiation and development of this disease remains largely unknown. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a versatile eicosanoid that exerts numerous physiological and pathological functions, has been implicated to play critical roles in the development of endometriosis. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that PGE2 regulates many pathophysiological processes including cell proliferation, antiapoptosis, immune suppression and angiogenesis during the development of endometriosis. This review focuses on recent advances in cellular and molecular mechanisms triggered by PGE 2 that contribute to the pathological processes of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-677
Number of pages10
JournalExperimental Biology and Medicine
Volume235
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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Endometriosis
Dinoprostone
Eicosanoids
Cell proliferation
Prostaglandins E
Dyspareunia
Dysmenorrhea
Pelvic Pain
Pathologic Processes
Chronic Pain
Infertility
Quality of Life
Cell Proliferation

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Wu, Meng-Hsing ; Lu, Chun Wun ; Chuang, Pei Chin ; Tsai, Shaw-Jenq. / Prostaglandin E2 : The master of endometriosis?. In: Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 235, No. 6. pp. 668-677.
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In: Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 235, No. 6, 01.06.2010, p. 668-677.

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