Role of immune and angiogenic markers in the pathology of endometriosis


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Role of immune and angiogenic markers in the pathology of endometriosis
Montagna Giacomo
Canny Geraldine
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Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine
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Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent, pro-inflammatory, pro-angiogenic condition that affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age. Its defining feature is the presence of endometrium-like tissue in sites outside the uterine cavity, primarily on the pelvic peritoneum and ovaries. The main clinical features are chronic pain, pain during intercourse and infertility. In patients with endometriosis, inflammatory and immune responses, angiogenesis and apoptosis are altered in favour of the survival and replenishment of endometriotic tissue.
These basic pathological processes depend on the excessive formation of estrogen and prostaglandins. Recently, new cellular and molecular mechanisms for the resolution of inflammation have been discovered, revealing key roles for lipid mediators such as lipoxins, resolvins and protectins. It is possible that disequilibrium in the expression of these molecules exists in endometriosis.
To compare the expression of two proteins involved in the synthe sis and in the function of lipid mediators; the Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase (ALOXI5), implicated in the synthesis of lipoxins A4 and B4 and the Formyl peptide receptor 1 (FPRLI), the specific receptor for Lipoxin A4 and B4, between women who suffer from endometriosis and a control group. We wish to demonstrate the cellular localisation of these two molecules and to investigate if their expression is alteted in this pathology.
Methods and Materials
Using immunohistochemistry we will compare ALOXI5 and FPRLI staining, in endometrium, normal peritoneum and endometriotic lesions.
The samples are being collected in the department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lausanne (CHUV). Women attending the department for laparoscopic investigation of pain/infertility, suspected endometriosis or for a hysterectomy, are invited to participate. Approval of the ethics committee (Commission d'Ethique de la recherché clinique) was obtained in March 2009. Clinical samples will only be obtained from subjects having consented.
Expected results and interpretation:
No published studies investigating the expression of these two molecules in endometriotic lesions exist. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying this disease will result in the development of new medical therapies and new diagnostic tests, with the aim of ameliorating the quality of life of endometriosis patients.
Recherche fondamentale, Gynécologie-obstétrique
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17/08/2010 14:38
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20/08/2019 17:11
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