New study takes first step toward treating endometriosis

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Related Links:

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Abstract The ovarian steroid hormones, estrogen (E2) and progesterone (P4), are essential regulators of uterine biology. The imbalance of these ovarian steroid hormones leads to uterine diseases such as endometrial cancer, endometriosis, and infertility. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (MIG-6) is an adaptor protein. MIG-6 mediates P4 signaling and acts as a tumor suppressor during endometrial tumorigenesis in both humans and mice. In previous studies, we developed the conditional knockout of Mig-6 in all uterine compartments (Pgrcre/+Mig-6f/f; Mig-6KO) and endometrial epithelial cell-specific Mig-6 knockout (Sprr2fcre/+M...
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
Anastasiu Endometriosis represents a severe gynecological pathology, defined by implantation of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity. This pathology affects almost 15% of women during reproductive age and has a wide range of consequences. In affected women, infertility has a 30% rate of prevalence and endometriosis implants increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Despite long periods of studies and investigations, the etiology and pathogenesis of this disease still remain not fully understood. Initially, endometriosis was related to retrograde menstruation, but new theories have been launched, sugge...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 November 2018Source: Stem Cell ReportsAuthor(s): Kaoru Miyazaki, Matthew T. Dyson, John S. Coon V, Yuichi Furukawa, Bahar D. Yilmaz, Tetsuo Maruyama, Serdar E. BulunSummaryDefective endometrial stromal fibroblasts (EMSFs) contribute to uterine factor infertility, endometriosis, and endometrial cancer. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from skin or bone marrow biopsies provide a patient-specific source that can be differentiated to various cells types. Replacement of abnormal EMSFs is a potential novel therapeutic approach for endometrial disease; however, the methodology or...
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Authors: Guo J, Cao B, Xu X, Wu F, Zhu B Abstract Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease characterized by the outgrowth of the endometrium, however, the detailed molecular etiology remains largely uncharacterized. Recent studies have implicated that endometriosis is potentially a precancerous lesion, and that CCCTC‑binding factor (CTCF) mutations may be involved in the pathogenesis of this disorder. However, the detailed CTCF mutation spectrum in Chinese patients with ovarian endometriosis remains largely unknown. In the present study, a cohort of 92 patients with ovarian endometriosis were analyzed...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Metabolomics analysis of the eutopic endometrium in endometriosis was effectively characterized by UHPLC-ESI-HRMS-based metabolomics. Our study supports the importance of purine and amino acid metabolites in the pathophysiology of endometriosis and provides potential biomarkers for semi-invasive diagnosis of early-stage endometriosis. PMID: 29712562 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
We acknowledge the ongoing concerns of women with endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting about 176 million women worldwide, regarding information about their increased ovarian cancer risk. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease process characterised by lesions of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus —commonly on the pelvic peritoneum and ovaries—that is associated with debilitating pelvic pain and infertility.1 Although benign, endometriosis has cancer-like features,2 a mutation profile similar to that of ovarian cancer,3 and an increased ovarian cancer risk.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionWe sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities.MethodsWomen aged 18 –49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006–2015 de-identified Clinformatics® DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spend...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion This case illustrates a presentation of endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman mimicking advanced mullerian malignancy. The patient's estrogenic state from obesity in combination with the agonist action of the tamoxifen likely contributed to her rare presentation. While findings such as a thickened endometrial stripe are typical of tamoxifen use, such widespread proliferation of endometriosis resulting in a pelvic mass, genito-urinary obstruction, and plaque-like pelvic spread are not. Précis Endometriosis is a benign estrogen dependent condition rarely problematic in a postmenopausal patient. Tamoxifen ...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Semin Reprod Med DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597120Endometriosis is defined as the presence of viable endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterus. It is a common disease, occurring in 5 to 15% of all women. Endometriosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility and often requires surgical intervention for definitive treatment. Although it is a benign gynecologic condition, endometriosis shares pathophysiologic features with cancer. In recent years, both histologic and epidemiologic evidence has accumulated, suggesting that ovarian endometriosis may give rise to malignant ovarian tumors, primarily those that ...
Source: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
More News: Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cancer of the Uterus | Endometrial Cancer | Endometriosis | Infertility | Reproduction Medicine | Study