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Title:Effects of Leptin on the Rat Cervix
Author(s):Baumgartner, William Wade
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bahr, Janice M.
Department / Program:Animal Sciences
Discipline:Animal Sciences
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Cell
Abstract:The investigations conducted indicate that leptin, in the presence of relaxin and estrogen, increases cervical extensibility, wet weight and dry weight. Leptin also is capable of increasing cellular proliferation and collagen accumulation in the cervix. However, the studies conducted indicate that leptin may not modulate the extra-cellular matrix through matrix metalloproteinases, but leptin appears to play a role in the disorganization of collagen fibers.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:83 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83549
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086012
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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