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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 182531, 7 pages
Ovarian Stimulation Affects the Population of Mouse Uterine NK Cells at Early Pregnancy
1Anatomy Department, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-111, Tehran, Iran
2Immunology Department, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Received 28 August 2013; Accepted 27 October 2013
Academic Editor: Kotaro Kitaya
Copyright © 2013 Parvin Dorfeshan 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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