Role of stem cells in the pathogenesis of endometriosis

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Endometriosis can be defined as a benign estrogen-dependent disorder in which endometrium-like tissues reside outside of the uterine cavity. Studies now indicate that multiple genetic and epigenetic changes (reminiscent of neoplastic processes) are involved in the pathophysiology of endometriosis. Given the molecular similarities between endometriosis and cancer, it is reasonable to apply the cancer stem cell model concept to the pathogenesis of endometriosis. In this article, I review and discuss the stem cell model for endometriosis in which endometriosis originates from endometrial stem/progenitor cells within eutopic and ectopic sites.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルEndometriosis
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルPathogenesis and Treatment
出版社Springer Japan
ページ33-48
ページ数16
ISBN(電子版)9784431544210
ISBN(印刷版)4431544208, 9784431544203
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 1 1

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  • 医学(全般)

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