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Title: Immunohistochemical analysis of steroid receptors in ovaries of postmenopausal women - effects of aging and hormone status
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: 618 - Ginecología. Obstetricia
Keywords: Postmenopausal ovary
Abstract: Current knowledge on immunolocalization and immunoexpression of steroid hormone receptors, especially estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α), progesterone receptor (PR) and androgen receptor (AR) in normal ovaries in postmenopausal women is not complete. The recognition of localization of these receptors in postmenopausal women is crucial, as many of these women receive estro-progestagene therapy, and its participation in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer should be carefully studied. In our paper we present the results of immunohistochemical studies performed on samples from 100 post-menopausal women (aged: 48 to 60 years) who did not use hormonal therapy. The ovaries were removed during elective operation due to uterine leiomyoma, endometriosis and/or prolapsed uterine. PR, ER-α and AR were detected in the normal ovaries of postmenopausal women in stroma and in ovarian surface epithelium, as well as in its invagination and in epithelial inclusion cysts. The expression of PR and AR did not change, while the expression of ER-α decreased in time from menopause, and it was also detected in patients more than 10 years after menopause. Women older than 60 were not included in the study. The concentration of selected hormones was measured in the serum. The immunohistochemical expression of PR and AR were similar in all examined patients and did not correlate with FSH, LH, T, A, DHEAS concentrations in serum, while immunohistochemical expression of ER-α correlated with FSH, LH, T, A, DHEAS concentrations in serum. The significant correlation of decreasing expression of ER-α in normal ovarian tissue and decreasing concentrations of T, A and DHEAS in serum were found, as well as increasing serum concentrations of FSH and LH.
Primary author: Brodowska, A.
Laszczynska, M.
Starczewski, A.
Brodowski, J.
Masiuk, M.
Domagała, W.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 8
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.25, nº8 (2010)

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