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Molecular mechanism of extracellular matrix disorder in pelvic organ prolapses

  • Authors:
    • Liping Zhang
    • Fangfang Dai
    • Gantao Chen
    • Yanqing Wang
    • Shiyi Liu
    • Li Zhang
    • Shu Xian
    • Mengqin Yuan
    • Dongyong Yang
    • Yajing Zheng
    • Zhimin Deng
    • Yanxiang Cheng
    • Xiaofeng Yang
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  • Published online on: October 6, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2020.11564
  • Pages: 4611-4618
  • Copyright: © Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapses (POP) notably reduces the quality of life in elderly populations due to bladder and bowel dysfunction, incontinence, and coital problems. Extracellular matrix (ECM) disorder is a pivotal event in the progression of POP, but to date, its specific underlying mechanism remains unclear. The ligaments of patients with POP and healthy controls were collected to compare the expression of Homeobox11 (HOXA11) and transforming growth factor β (TGF‑β1) via immunohistochemical analysis. HOXA11 and TGF‑β1 were overexpressed or knocked down in fibroblast cells to explore their effects on the expression of collagen and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). HOXA11 and TGF‑β1 were greatly reduced in the ligaments of patients with POP. The overexpression and downregulation of HOXA11 and TGF‑β1 can mediate ECM disorder via regulating expression of collagen (Col) and MMPs. In addition, HOXA11 and TGF‑β1 exerted synergistic effect on the expression of Col and MMPs. The present study identified that HOXA11 and TGF‑β1 serve critical roles in mediating ECM disorders, which may be of clinical significance for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with POP.
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Zhang L, Dai F, Chen G, Wang Y, Liu S, Zhang L, Xian S, Yuan M, Yang D, Zheng Y, Zheng Y, et al: Molecular mechanism of extracellular matrix disorder in pelvic organ prolapses. Mol Med Rep 22: 4611-4618, 2020
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Zhang, L., Dai, F., Chen, G., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Zhang, L. ... Yang, X. (2020). Molecular mechanism of extracellular matrix disorder in pelvic organ prolapses. Molecular Medicine Reports, 22, 4611-4618. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2020.11564
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Zhang, L., Dai, F., Chen, G., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Zhang, L., Xian, S., Yuan, M., Yang, D., Zheng, Y., Deng, Z., Cheng, Y., Yang, X."Molecular mechanism of extracellular matrix disorder in pelvic organ prolapses". Molecular Medicine Reports 22.6 (2020): 4611-4618.
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Zhang, L., Dai, F., Chen, G., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Zhang, L., Xian, S., Yuan, M., Yang, D., Zheng, Y., Deng, Z., Cheng, Y., Yang, X."Molecular mechanism of extracellular matrix disorder in pelvic organ prolapses". Molecular Medicine Reports 22, no. 6 (2020): 4611-4618. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2020.11564