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Sequence variants in oxytocin pathway genes and preterm birth: a candidate gene association study

  • Jinsil Kim1,
  • Kara J Stirling2,
  • Margaret E Cooper3,
  • Mario Ascoli4,
  • Allison M Momany2,
  • Erin L McDonald2,
  • Kelli K Ryckman2,
  • Lindsey Rhea2,
  • Kendra L Schaa2,
  • Viviana Cosentino5,
  • Enrique Gadow5,
  • Cesar Saleme6,
  • Min Shi7,
  • Mikko Hallman8,
  • Jevon Plunkett9,
  • Kari A Teramo10,
  • Louis J Muglia11,
  • Bjarke Feenstra12,
  • Frank Geller12,
  • Heather A Boyd12,
  • Mads Melbye12,
  • Mary L Marazita3, 13,
  • John M Dagle2 and
  • Jeffrey C Murray1, 2Email author
BMC Medical Genetics201314:77

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-14-77

Received: 12 March 2012

Accepted: 18 July 2013

Published: 26 July 2013

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12 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jinsil Kim
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24 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hyagriv Simhan
9 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jinsil Kim
Resubmission - Version 4
9 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
18 Jul 2013 Editorially accepted
26 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-14-77

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa
Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa
Centro de Educación Médica e Inverstigaciones Clínicas
Instituto de Maternidad y Ginecología Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, San Miguel de Tucumán
Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu
Human and Statistical Genetics Program, Washington University
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki
Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut
Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh