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

Abstract

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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