Comparison of redox parameters in ovarian endometrioma and its malignant transformation

  • Authors:
    • Yoshikatsu Fujimoto
    • Shogo Imanaka
    • Yuki Yamada
    • Kenji Ogawa
    • Fuminori Ito
    • Naoki Kawahara
    • Chiharu Yoshimoto
    • Hiroshi Kobayashi
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  • Published online on: July 31, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.9242
  • Pages: 5257-5264
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Abstract

The present study aimed to evaluate the levels of oxidative stress and antioxidant markers in benign endometrioma (OE) and its malignant transformation [endometriosis‑associated ovarian cancer (EAOC)] by measuring 8‑hydroxy‑2‑deoxyguanosine (8‑OHdG), heme oxygenase‑1 (HO‑1) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC/Heme‑iron) alterations associated with disease progression. Cyst fluid samples from 44 patients with OE and 14 patients with EAOC were studied using an enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay. A χ2 test, t‑test and Pearson correlation test were performed using SPSS version 22.0. The cut‑off point, sensitivity and specificity of each marker for EAOC diagnosis were evaluated by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Cyst fluid 8‑OHdG and HO‑1 levels in the EAOC group were significantly decreased compared with the OE subjects (P=0.013 and P<0.001, respectively). The levels of TAC/Heme‑iron in patients with EAOC were significantly higher compared with those in the OE subjects (P<0.001). The present study demonstrated a positive correlation between 8‑OHdG and HO‑1 levels (P=0.012). HO‑1 exhibited the highest discriminant value for EAOC (Area Under the Curve=0.901). The optimal cut‑off point of HO‑1 for the diagnosis of EAOC was 2.314 ng/ml, with a sensitivity and specifity of 95.2 and 85.7%, respectively. The present study revealed a clear separation between the overall redox state in OE and EAOC. It was concluded that characteristic alterations in important factors in redox may be helpful for understanding the pathogenesis of the malignant transformation of endometriosis.
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Fujimoto, Y., Imanaka, S., Yamada, Y., Ogawa, K., Ito, F., Kawahara, N. ... Kobayashi, H. (2018). Comparison of redox parameters in ovarian endometrioma and its malignant transformation. Oncology Letters, 16, 5257-5264. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.9242
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Fujimoto, Y., Imanaka, S., Yamada, Y., Ogawa, K., Ito, F., Kawahara, N., Yoshimoto, C., Kobayashi, H."Comparison of redox parameters in ovarian endometrioma and its malignant transformation". Oncology Letters 16.4 (2018): 5257-5264.
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Fujimoto, Y., Imanaka, S., Yamada, Y., Ogawa, K., Ito, F., Kawahara, N., Yoshimoto, C., Kobayashi, H."Comparison of redox parameters in ovarian endometrioma and its malignant transformation". Oncology Letters 16, no. 4 (2018): 5257-5264. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.9242