Prostaglandin E2: The master of endometriosis?

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

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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.

頁(從 - 到)668-677
期刊Experimental Biology and Medicine
出版狀態Published - 2010 6月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 一般生物化學,遺傳學和分子生物學


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