Journal article

The role and regulation of the nuclear factor kappa B signalling pathway in human labour

M Lappas, GE Rice

PLACENTA | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Within the discipline of reproductive biology, our understanding of one of the most fundamental biological processes is lacking--the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern birth. This lack of understanding limits our ability to reduce the incidence of labour complications. The incidence of labour complications including: preterm labour; cervical incompetence; and post-date pregnancies has not diminished in decades. The key to improving the management of human labour and delivery is an understanding of how the multiple processes that are requisite for a successful labour and delivery are coordinated to achieve a timely birth. Processes of human labour include the formation of: contract..

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