Increased circulating levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and-9 in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome
Lewandowski, K. C., Komorowski, J., O'Callaghan, C. J., Tan, B. K., Chen, J., Prelevic, G. M. and Randeva, Harpal S.. (2006) Increased circulating levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and-9 in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , Vol.91 (No.3). pp. 1173-1177. ISSN 0021-972XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2005-0648
Introduction: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in various pathological processes including inflammatory response, cardiovascular disease, and recently also in ovarian dysfunction. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age and is characterized by chronic anovulation, insulin resistance, and increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Circulating levels of MMPs and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) so far have not been assessed in the PCOS.
Materials and Methods: Serum levels of MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2 were measured in 23 women with PCOS [age (mean +/- SD), 30.5 +/- 6.7 yr; body mass index, 35.8 +/- 7.5 kg/m(2)] and 22 healthy, regularly menstruating women (age, 29.4 +/- 5.6; body mass index, 31.7 +/- 9.2 kg/m(2)).
Results: Women with PCOS had significantly higher concentrations of MMP-2 (999.8 +/- 155 vs. 521.8 +/- 242 ng/ml; P < 0.001), MMP-9 (592.4 +/- 279 vs. 345 +/- 309; P = 0.007), and TIMP-1 levels (823.8 +/- 145 vs. 692 +/- 210 ng/ml; P = 0.02) than control healthy women. There was no difference in TIMP-2 levels (47.3 +/- 30 vs. 44.4 +/- 39.7 ng/ml; P = 0.21) between women with PCOS and controls.
Conclusions: Obese women with PCOS have elevated serum concentrations of MMP-2 and -9. It might be hypothesized that elevated MMP concentrations may be related to increased cardiovascular risk in PCOS and/or menstrual irregularities associated with this syndrome.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism|
|Publisher:||The Endocrine Society|
|Official Date:||March 2006|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 1173-1177|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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