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Forkhead Box M1 (FOXM1), which known as Trident, HNF-3, HFH-11, MPP2, and Win, is a transcriptional factor that plays an important role in cell proliferation, differentiation, and transformation. As one of the early up-regulated proteins in cancerogenesis, FOXM1 is frequently activated in tumors. This research studied the expression and the possible mechanism of FOXM1 and evaluated the effects of thiostrepton in an endometriotic rat model.

The research concluded two part. On the one hand, we constructed the rats model of endometriosis. Observed the expression of FOXM1 in endometriosis tissues. Explored the possible mechanism of FOXM1 action, like EKR?FOXM1 and MMP9 Signaling Pathway. Fifty female Wistar rats were surgically induced with endometriosis. After 4 weeks of observation, twenty and thirty rats were randomly allocated to an ovariectomized (OVX) group and a treatment group, respectively. The OVX group was ovariectomized and randomly divided into an OVX-estrogen group and a control (OVX -oil) group. All rats were allowed a resting period of 3 days prior to any operation. The rats in the estrogen group were given estradiol (20 μg/kg, 0.1 ml /d), while the control group was treated with an equivalent amount of sesame oil. Every group was injected with subcutaneous injection


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