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Imbalances between Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in Maternal Serum during Preterm Labor

  • Inge Tency mail,

    inge.tency@ugent.be

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Hans Verstraelen,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Ivo Kroes,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Gabriële Holtappels,

    Affiliation: Upper Airways Research Laboratory, Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Bruno Verhasselt,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Mario Vaneechoutte,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Rita Verhelst equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rita Verhelst, Marleen Temmerman

    Affiliation: International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Marleen Temmerman equal contributor

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rita Verhelst, Marleen Temmerman

    Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Published: November 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049042

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