Hacia el origen molecular de la endometriosis

Translated title of the contribution: Toward the molecular elucidation of endometriosis

J. L. Simpson, F. Z. Bischoff, Aparna A. Kamat, J. E. Buster, S. A. Carson

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Endometriosis is a genetic disorder of polygenic/multifactorial inheritance. The disorder has long been recognized as showing heritable tendencies, with recurrence risks of 5-7% for first-degree relatives. The task is to determine the number and location of causative. Previously only a hypothetical goal, molecular advances of the past decade make identification and elucidation of these genes a reality. In this review shall outline genome-wide strategies for identifying causative genes and survey potential candidate genes. This communication inevitably updates and reflects our previous contribution on the topic.

Translated title of the contributionToward the molecular elucidation of endometriosis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)145-163
Number of pages19
JournalCuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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