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Aliases for ELN Gene

Aliases for ELN Gene

  • Elastin 2 3 3 5
  • Tropoelastin 2 3 4
  • Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis 2
  • Williams-Beuren Syndrome 2
  • ADCL1 3
  • SVAS 3
  • WBS 3
  • WS 3

External Ids for ELN Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ELN Gene

  • GC07P072082
  • GC07P072840
  • GC07P072854
  • GC07P072887
  • GC07P073080
  • GC07P073442
  • GC07P069326

Summaries for ELN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ELN Gene

  • This gene encodes a protein that is one of the two components of elastic fibers. Elastic fibers comprise part of the extracellular matrix and confer elasticity to organs and tissues including the heart, skin, lungs, ligaments, and blood vessels. The encoded protein is rich in hydrophobic amino acids such as glycine and proline, which form mobile hydrophobic regions bounded by crosslinks between lysine residues. Degradation products of the encoded protein, known as elastin-derived peptides or elastokines, bind the elastin receptor complex and other receptors and stimulate migration and proliferation of monocytes and skin fibroblasts. Elastokines can also contribute to cancer progression. Deletions and mutations in this gene are associated with supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) and autosomal dominant cutis laxa. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]

GeneCards Summary for ELN Gene

ELN (Elastin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ELN include Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis and Cutis Laxa, Autosomal Dominant 1. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and ERK Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include extracellular matrix structural constituent and extracellular matrix constituent conferring elasticity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELN Gene

  • Major structural protein of tissues such as aorta and nuchal ligament, which must expand rapidly and recover completely. Molecular determinant of the late arterial morphogenesis, stabilizing arterial structure by regulating proliferation and organization of vascular smooth muscle (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for ELN Gene

Additional gene information for ELN Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ELN Gene

Genomics for ELN Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for ELN Gene

Promoters and enhancers for ELN Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH07I074026 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 552.9 +0.7 718 3.8 CTCF TFAP4 USF1 RB1 ZSCAN4 SIN3A ZIC2 RAD21 TEAD3 ZNF335 ELN ENSG00000261467 METTL27 CLIP2 ELN-AS1
GH07I074091 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.6 +66.1 66051 4.3 HDGF PKNOX1 FEZF1 BATF ETS1 ZNF335 ZNF366 EGR1 ZSCAN5C SCRT2 LIMK1 ELN-AS1 ELN GC07P074132
GH07I073849 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.4 -176.8 -176817 3.9 PKNOX1 CLOCK ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF766 FOS DEK SP3 JUNB METTL27 ELN BUD23 DNAJC30 VPS37D BCL7B GC07M073847 TMEM270
GH07I074159 Enhancer 0.9 ENCODE 21.4 +132.4 132442 0.9 PKNOX1 ATF1 ZNF766 ATF7 CAVIN1 NCOA1 REST ZNF592 MEF2D SMARCA4 ELN MIR590 GTF2IRD2 GTF2IRD2B GTF2IRD2P1 BAZ1B METTL27 POM121B ELN-AS1 GC07P074167
GH07I074061 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.6 +34.5 34463 1.4 HDGF ATF1 FOXA2 GLI4 BRCA1 GLIS2 ATF7 RXRA REST RFX3 ELN-AS1 ELN
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around ELN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the ELN gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for ELN Gene

Genomic Locations for ELN Gene
42,136 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for ELN Gene

Genes around ELN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
ELN Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for ELN Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for ELN Gene

Proteins for ELN Gene

  • Protein details for ELN Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KTS6
    • O15336
    • O15337
    • Q14233
    • Q14234
    • Q14235
    • Q14238
    • Q6P0L4
    • Q6ZWJ6
    • Q75MU5
    • Q7Z316
    • Q7Z3F5
    • Q9UMF5

    Protein attributes for ELN Gene

    786 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    68469 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • The polymeric elastin chains are cross-linked together into an extensible 3D network. Forms a ternary complex with BGN and MFAP2. Interacts with MFAP2 via divalent cations (calcium > magnesium > manganese) in a dose-dependent and saturating manner. Interacts with FBLN5 (PubMed:15790312, PubMed:17035250). Interacts with FBN1 (PubMed:15790312). Forms a ternary complex with FBN1 and FBLN2 or FBLN5 (PubMed:17255108). Interacts with MFAP4 in a Ca (2+)-dependent manner; this interaction promotes ELN self-assembly (By similarity).
    • Sequence=CAD98065.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for ELN Gene

neXtProt entry for ELN Gene

Post-translational modifications for ELN Gene

  • Elastin is formed through the cross-linking of its soluble precursor tropoelastin. Cross-linking is initiated through the action of lysyl oxidase on exposed lysines to form allysine. Subsequent spontaneous condensation reactions with other allysine or unmodified lysine residues result in various bi-, tri-, and tetrafunctional cross-links. The most abundant cross-links in mature elastin fibers are lysinonorleucine, allysine aldol, desmosine, and isodesmosine.
  • Hydroxylation on proline residues within the sequence motif, GXPG, is most likely 4-hydroxy as this fits the requirement for 4-hydroxylation in vertebrates.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ELN Gene

Domains & Families for ELN Gene

Gene Families for ELN Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Cancer-related genes
  • Disease related genes
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for ELN Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the elastin family.
  • Belongs to the elastin family.
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Function for ELN Gene

Molecular function for ELN Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
elastin,expressed during third trimester of fetal development and early postnatal years,synthesized by the smooth muscle secreted as tropo-elastin,organized into insoluble polymers forming elastic lamellae around the arterial lumen
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Major structural protein of tissues such as aorta and nuchal ligament, which must expand rapidly and recover completely. Molecular determinant of the late arterial morphogenesis, stabilizing arterial structure by regulating proliferation and organization of vascular smooth muscle (By similarity).

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for ELN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ELN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11805834
GO:0050840 extracellular matrix binding IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for ELN Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for ELN Gene

Localization for ELN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELN Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix. Note=Extracellular matrix of elastic fibers. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17035250}.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ELN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 2
nucleus 2
cytosol 2
lysosome 2
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Plasma membrane (2)
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Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ELN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0031012 extracellular matrix IDA 27559042
GO:0071953 elastic fiber IEA,IDA 7534784
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Pathways & Interactions for ELN Gene

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Pathways by source for ELN Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for ELN Gene
1 KEGG pathway for ELN Gene
1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for ELN Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for ELN Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ELN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007519 skeletal muscle tissue development IEA --
GO:0007585 respiratory gaseous exchange TAS 9873040
GO:0008015 blood circulation TAS 8096434
GO:0008283 cell proliferation TAS 9607766
GO:0009887 animal organ morphogenesis TAS 9580666
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Drugs & Compounds for ELN Gene

(52) Drugs for ELN Gene - From: DrugBank, DGIdb, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Rofecoxib Approved, Investigational, Withdrawn Pharma Inhibition, Inhibitor, Target, other/unknown COX-2 inhibitor 31
calcium Approved Nutra 0
Magnesium Approved Nutra 0
Manganese Approved Nutra 37
PRT-201 Pharma 0

(77) Additional Compounds for ELN Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for ELN Gene

Unigene Clusters for ELN Gene

Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ELN Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16a ·
SP1: - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - - - -
SP7: - -
SP11: - -
SP12: -

ExUns: 16b ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20a · 20b · 20c · 20d ^ 21 ^ 22a · 22b · 22c · 22d · 22e ^ 23a · 23b ^ 24 ^ 25 ^ 26a · 26b ^ 27 ^ 28 ^ 29a · 29b ^ 30 ^ 31 ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP8: - - -
SP10: - - -
SP14: -

ExUns: 32 ^ 33 ^ 34 ^ 35
SP3: -
SP5: -
SP6: -

Relevant External Links for ELN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ELN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for ELN Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ELN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Aorta (x14.2), Artery - Coronary (x7.2), and Artery - Tibial (x4.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for ELN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus (18.3), Skin (10.4), Gallbladder (9.6), and Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (7.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for ELN Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for ELN Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of ELN Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ELN Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ELN Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed within the outer myometrial smooth muscle and throughout the arteriolar tree of uterus (at protein level). Also expressed in the large arteries, lung and skin.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for ELN Gene

  • Nervous system(4.9)
  • Skin(4.6)
  • Eye(4.4)
  • Lung(4.2)
  • Stomach(4.2)
  • Muscle(3.5)
  • Heart(3.3)
  • Blood(2.3)
  • Intestine(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for ELN Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • endocrine
  • immune
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
  • urinary
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cheek
  • chin
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • jaw
  • larynx
  • lip
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • middle ear
  • mouth
  • neck
  • nose
  • outer ear
  • skull
  • tongue
  • tooth
  • vocal cord
  • aorta
  • chest wall
  • clavicle
  • esophagus
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • lung
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • scapula
  • sternum
  • abdominal wall
  • duodenum
  • intestine
  • kidney
  • large intestine
  • pancreas
  • small intestine
  • stomach
  • anus
  • pelvis
  • rectum
  • ureter
  • urethra
  • urinary bladder
  • ankle
  • arm
  • digit
  • elbow
  • femur
  • fibula
  • finger
  • foot
  • forearm
  • hand
  • hip
  • humerus
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • nail
  • radius
  • shin
  • shoulder
  • thigh
  • tibia
  • toe
  • ulna
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • blood
  • blood vessel
  • coagulation system
  • hair
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
  • spinal column
  • spinal cord
  • vertebrae
  • white blood cell
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for ELN Gene

Orthologs for ELN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for ELN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ELN 34
  • 95 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ELN 34
  • 62 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ELN 34
  • 62 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Eln 34
  • 59 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ELN 34
  • 51 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ELN 34
  • 46 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ELN 34
  • 45 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ELN 34
  • 52 (a)
Species where no ortholog for ELN was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for ELN Gene

Gene Tree for ELN (if available)
Gene Tree for ELN (if available)

Paralogs for ELN Gene

No data available for Paralogs for ELN Gene

Variants for ELN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ELN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs10233395 benign, Supravalvular aortic stenosis, Cutis laxa, autosomal dominant 74,069,894(+) A/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1028349994 uncertain-significance, Supravalvular aortic stenosis, Cutis laxa, autosomal dominant 74,069,697(+) G/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1060503513 uncertain-significance, Supravalvar aortic stenosis 74,051,947(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs1060504936 likely-benign, Supravalvar aortic stenosis 74,056,290(+) A/G coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ELN Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3613696 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1075970 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1119224 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1126155 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1146397 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv1146503 CNV duplication 26484159
nsv824162 CNV gain 20364138

Variation tolerance for ELN Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 68.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.81; 73.73% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for ELN Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELN Gene

Disorders for ELN Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(73) MalaCards diseases for ELN Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Cutis laxa, autosomal dominant, 1 (ADCL1) [MIM:123700]: A connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, hyperextensible skin with decreased resilience and elasticity leading to a premature aged appearance. Face, hands, feet, joints, and torso may be differentially affected. Additional variable clinical features are gastrointestinal diverticula, hernia, and genital prolapse. Rare manifestations are pulmonary artery stenosis, aortic aneurysm, bronchiectasis, and emphysema. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:9873040}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Note=ELN is located in the Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) critical region. WBS results from a hemizygous deletion of several genes on chromosome 7q11.23, thought to arise as a consequence of unequal crossing over between highly homologous low-copy repeat sequences flanking the deleted region. Haploinsufficiency of ELN may be the cause of certain cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal abnormalities observed in the disease (PubMed:8812460). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:8812460}.
  • Supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) [MIM:185500]: Congenital narrowing of the ascending aorta which can occur sporadically, as an autosomal dominant condition, or as one component of Williams-Beuren syndrome. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10942104}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for ELN

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for ELN Gene

Publications for ELN Gene

  1. Allelic genes involved in artery compliance and susceptibility to sporadic abdominal aortic aneurysm. (PMID: 15698546) Massart F … Brandi ML (The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 2004) 3 22 44 58
  2. The elastin gene is disrupted by a translocation associated with supravalvular aortic stenosis. (PMID: 8096434) Curran ME … Keating MT (Cell 1993) 2 3 44 58
  3. Identification of fetal and maternal single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes that predispose to spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes. (PMID: 20452482) Romero R … Menon R (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2010) 3 44 58
  4. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey SD … DREAM investigators (Diabetes care 2010) 3 44 58
  5. A genetic association study of maternal and fetal candidate genes that predispose to preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). (PMID: 20673868) Romero R … Menon R (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2010) 3 44 58

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