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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 286947, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/286947
Review Article

Placental Leucine Aminopeptidase- and Aminopeptidase A- Deficient Mice Offer Insight concerning the Mechanisms Underlying Preterm Labor and Preeclampsia

1Daiya Building Lady's Clinic, Meieki 3-15-1, Nakamura, Nagoya 450-0002, Japan
2Department of Psychology, Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Programs in Neuroscience and Biotechnology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4820, USA
3Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan

Received 6 August 2010; Accepted 8 October 2010

Academic Editor: Monica Fedele

Copyright © 2011 Shigehiko Mizutani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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