Expression of cyclooxygenase-2, matrix metalloproteinase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in premenopausal and postmenopausal endometrial polyps


ERDEMOĞLU E. , GÜNEY M., KARAHAN N. , Mungan T.

MATURITAS, cilt.59, ss.268-274, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objectives: Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9) are influenced by relative levels of estrogen and are involved in promoting cell proliferation and angiogenesis. The present study investigated expression of COX-2, MMP-2 and MMP-9 in endometrial polyps from premenopausal and postmenopausal women.