Melatonin causes regression of endometriotic implants in rats by modulating angiogenesis, tissue levels of antioxidants and matrix metalloproteinases

YILMAZ B., Kilic S., Aksakal O., Ertas I. E., Tanrisever G. G., AKSOY Y., ...More

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, vol.292, no.1, pp.209-216, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose The aim of this study was to test if melatonin causes regression of endometriotic implants and whether it influences implant levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-2 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 in rats.