Bertha Chen

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  • Relaxin increases elastase activity and protease inhibitors in smooth muscle cells from the myometrium compared with cells from leiomyomas FERTILITY AND STERILITY Chen, B., Wen, Y., Yu, X. Y., Polan, M. L. 2009; 91 (4): 1351-1354


    We investigated the effect of relaxin on extracellular matrix remodeling in cultured myometrial compared with leiomyoma smooth muscle cells. Relaxin increases elastase activity and protease inhibitor expressions in myometrial smooth muscle cells, but no effect was observed in leiomyoma cells.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.03.043

    View details for Web of Science ID 000265132600018

    View details for PubMedID 18554597

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