Increased oxidative stress is associated with thiol/disulphide homeostasis in clomiphene citrate resistant polycystic ovary syndrome

Ege S., Bademkıran M. H. , Peker N., Özgün Z., Bağlı İ., Erdem S., ...More

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol.41, no.3, pp.467-470, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01443615.2020.1786033
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-470


© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation CC resistant PCOS and the thiol/disulphide homeostasis, used as a marker of OS, by measuring that exchange using a novel technique. Sixty women patients admitted to the infertility clinic were evaluated. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 comprised 30 infertile PCOS patients with CC resistance; Group 2 was the control group comprising 30 infertile PCOS patients with CC sensitivity. Serum total thiol (p =.024), native thiol (p =.0052), disulphide (p =.003), index 1 (p =.001), index 2 (p =.001) and index 3 (p =.001), HOMA-IR (p <.001) and free testosterone (p<.001) were statistically significant. The independent variables BMI and age effects were adjusted according to the logistic regression method with groups. Significant differences were observed between the two groups in the levels of native thiol (p* =.0042), total thiol (p* =.024), disulphide (p* =.0003), index 1 (p* =.0001) index 2 (p*=.0001), index 3 (p* =.0001), HOMA-IR (p* =.0044), insulin (p*=.032) and free testosterone (p* =.0001) values. The thiol/disulphide homeostasis viewed in favour of OS. Like a reflection of OS in the follicular endocrine microenvironment may be linked with increased thiol/disulphide homeostasis, free testosterone, insulin and HOMA-IR levels.Impact statementWhat is already known about this subject? In previous studies, thiol/disulphide homeostasis was compared between PCOS and control groups. In this study, serum thiol/disulphide homeostasis was measured in infertile PCOS patients resistant to CC for the first time. What do the results of this study add? Disulphide concentrations were significantly higher in patients with CC resistant patients thanthe control group. This shows us that more OS occurs in the CC-resistant group. What are the implications of these findings for clinical practice and further research? Thiol/disulphide homeostasis will be a guide for PCOS management in patients with CC-resistant PCOS.