NODAL in the uterus is necessary for proper placental development and maintenance of pregnancy.


Preterm birth is the single leading cause of perinatal mortality in developed countries, affecting approximately 12% of pregnancies and accounting for 75% of neonatal loss in the United States. Despite the prevalence and severity of premature delivery, the causes and mechanisms that underlie spontaneous and idiopathic preterm birth remain unknown. Our… (More)
DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.111.098277

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