Modulation of 72-kilodalton type IV collagenase (Matrix metalloproteinase-2) by ascorbic acid in cultured human amnion-derived cells.

Extensive research has been done to investigate the effects of nutrients on placental and fetal development. It is now evident that environmental factors such as diet may exert a profound effect on gene expression during pregnancy. A low intake of vitamin C during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of premature rupture of the membranes (PROM… (More)