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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 717294, 9 pages
Expression of Nuclear Receptor Coactivators in the Human Fetal Membranes at Term before and after Labor
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Room 8420, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
2Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8M5
Received 25 October 2012; Accepted 29 November 2012
Academic Editor: Gregory Rice
Copyright © 2012 Che-Wei Ryan Ou 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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