Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) expression in endometriosis
ABSTRACT PURPOSE Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is defined as an endometriotic lesion penetrating to a depth of >5 mm and is associated with pelvic pain, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Our objective is to investigate whether plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 expression (PAI-1) in endometriotic tissues is increased in women with DIE. METHODS In this blinded _in vitro_ study, immunohistochemistry and ... Read more