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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2006, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (6): 634-638.doi: 10.3736/jcim20060619

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Effects of Yiweining Recipe on expressions of metalloproteinase-2 and cyclooxygenase-2 mRNAs in ectopic endometrium of rats with endometriosis

Fan Qu1,Jue Zhou2,Dong-Xia Yang1,Wen-guang Ma1,Bao-zhang Ma1   

  1. 1. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province 150040, China
    2. College of Pharmacy, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province 150040, China
  • Online:2006-11-30 Published:2006-11-15


To explore the effects of Yiweining Recipe (YWNR), a compound Chinese herbal medicine, on expressions of metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) mRNAs in rats with endometriosis (EM).


Operational self-transplantation was applied in establishing the rat models. Detection of MMP-2 and COX-2 mRNAs was conducted with hybridization in situ.


There were significant differences in the expressions of MMP-2 and COX-2 mRNAs between the untreated group and the high-dose YWNR-treated group. YWNR could reduce the expressions of MMP-2 and COX-2 mRNAs.


YWNR can treat EM through reducing the positive expressions of MMP-2 and COX-2 mRNAs.

Key words: Endometriosis, Matrix metalloproteinase-2, Cyclooxygenase-2, Rats

CLC Number: 

  • R71


GroupnNumber of cases that exhibits various staining conditions
of the positive cells representing the positive expression of MMP-2 mRNA
Normal control925209**
High-dose YWNR-treated9243010*
Low-dose YWNR-treated9152112


GroupnNumber of cases that exhibits various staining conditions
of the positive cells representing the positive expression of COX-2 mRNA
Normal control962104**
High-dose YWNR-treated935107*
Low-dose YWNR-treated9242111**
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