Retinoid metabolism in endometriosis

Yiğit Çakıroğlu, Rafael Confino, MaryEllen Pavone*

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Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease in which progesterone resistance and inflammation have been found to be major mechanisms responsible for its development and progression. When compared to eutopic endometrium, key molecules have been found to be differentially expressed, which contribute to these mechanisms. One pathway that is aberrant in endometriotic tissue when compared to eutopic endometrium is the retinoic acid signaling pathway. This review focuses on the role of the retinoid signaling pathway in endometriosis and summarizes evidence that supports the use of retinoid compounds for the stimulation of pro-apoptotic activity in these cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-238
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Apoptosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrium
  • Retinoid metabolism
  • Retinoid signaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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