PAPP-A and osteoprotegerin, together with interleukin-8 and RANTES, are elevated in the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis

Bersinger, Nick A; von Roten, Stéphanie; Wunder, Dorothea M; Raio, Luigi; Dreher, Ekkehard; Mueller, Michael D (2006). PAPP-A and osteoprotegerin, together with interleukin-8 and RANTES, are elevated in the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 195(1), pp. 103-8. Orlando, Fla.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ajog.2005.12.010

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, glycodelin, osteoprotegerin, and soluble CD163 are possible peritoneal fluid markers for endometriosis and to compare them with the established chemokine markers interleukin-8 and regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted. STUDY DESIGN: Determination of the concentrations of interleukin-8, regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted, pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, glycodelin, CD163, osteoprotegerin, and progesterone in the peritoneal fluid collected from women undergoing laparoscopy. RESULTS: From a total of 132 women, 77 women were diagnosed with endometriosis, and 55 women were free of the disease and served as control subjects. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and osteoprotegerin showed significantly (P < 0.05) elevated peritoneal fluid concentrations as a function of the severity of the disease, together with interleukin-8 and regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (P < .001). Glycodelin and CD163 did not differ between cases and control subjects. Many of these marker concentrations were intercorrelated strongly. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and osteoprotegerin may play a role in the inflammation process of endometriosis, but interleukin-8 and regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted are superior peritoneal fluid markers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Bersinger, Nick A.; Wunder, Dorothea; Raio, Luigi; Dreher, Ekkehard and Mueller, Michael

ISSN:

0002-9378

ISBN:

16635455

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:50

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ajog.2005.12.010

PubMed ID:

16635455

Web of Science ID:

000238926700016

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21164 (FactScience: 5136)

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