Endometriosis: Are Stem Cells Involved?
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2015, Pages: 65-69
Received: Sep. 1, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 10, 2015; Published: Sep. 14, 2015
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Milena Králíčková, Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Karlovarska, Plzen, Czech Republic; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Alej Svobody, Plzen, Czech Republic; Biomedical Centre, Faculty of Medicine in Plzen, Charles University, Plzen, Czech Republic
Vaclav Vetvicka, University of Louisville, Department of Pathology, S. Floyd, Louisville, KY, U. S. A.
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Abstract
Endometriosis is a benign, but serious gynecologic condition affecting millions of women. This disease is defined by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Despite decades of intensive research, the mechanisms of endometriosis are poorly understood. In the last decade, strong evidence seems to suggest the involvement of stem cells. Several possible hypotheses are discussed in this review.
Keywords
Endometriosis, Stem Cells, Tissue, Markers, Menstruation
To cite this article
Milena Králíčková, Vaclav Vetvicka, Endometriosis: Are Stem Cells Involved?, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2015, pp. 65-69. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcems.20150103.16
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