Date of Award
Dr. Peter Chung
Dr. Neal Schmidt
Dr. Barbara McClaskey
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The pathophysiology of PCOS has conventionally thought to originate from androgen excess. However, recent evidence suggests that androgen excess is a downstream consequence to inflammatory dysregulation and subsequent metabolic abnormalities. Inflammatory mRNA gene expression of TNFa and IL-1ß in mononuclear cells isolated from women diagnosed with PCOS was explored using qPCR. Additionally, the correlations between body mass index (BMI) and fasting glucose on mRNA expression of TNFa and IL-1ß were explored. mRNA expression of both TNFa and IL-1ß were found to be significantly higher in PCOS subjects (P<0.01). BMI was found to significantly increase mRNA expression of TNFa and IL-1ß (PP<0.05).
Taylor, Myles K., "INFLAMMATORY GENE EXPRESSION IN WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME" (2016). Electronic Thesis Collection. 224.