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The aim of our research was to estimate the relationship of levels testosterone, estradiol and levels of homocysteine and endothelin-1 at young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods. We examined 80 women (age 26.3±0.2 years, body mass index 23.3±0.9 kg/m2). Patients complained of primary infertility, menstrual dysfunction, hirsutism, acne. The control group: 20 healthy women. For the determination of the hormonal status, basal levels luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), total testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), sex-hormone binding globulin, antiMullerian hormone (AMH), homocysteine (Hcy), endothelin-1 were studied in serum. Monitoring of folliculogenesis was carried out. Statistical analysis of the data was performed using the statistical package settlement Microsoft Excel and Statistica 6.0. Results. On the basis of the increase of T, AMH, coefficient of LH/FSH, ovarian volume, number of antral follicles and the decrease of level of E2 was set diagnosis of PCOS. Hyperhomocysteinemia was found at 52.5% and the increase of endothelin-1 at 80% patients. The high levels of endothelin-1 was found significantly more frequent in the group women with hyperhomocysteinemia. There is a direct correlation between endothelin-1, testosterone-estradiol ratio and negative correlation with the level of estradiol at women with PCOS. Conclusions. The young patients with PCOS have a higher risk development of hyperhomocysteinemia, which combined with hyperandrogenemia and hypoestrogenemia leads to increased level of endothelin-1.

About the Authors

T. L. Arkhypkina
V. Danilevsky Institute of Endocrine Pathology Problems of AMS Ukraine, Kharkiv

Arkhipkina Tatyana Leonidovna – PhD, senior researcher at the Department of Pathology of sexual glands в, Украина, 61002.

Address: ul. Artema, 10, Kharkov, Ukraine, 61002.

L. P. Lyubimova
V. Danilevsky Institute of Endocrine Pathology Problems of AMS Ukraine, Kharkiv

Lyubimova Lidiya Pavlovna – PhD, senior researcher at the Department of Pathology of sexual glands в, Украина, 61002.

Address: ul. Artema, 10,Kharkov,Ukraine, 61002.


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