he Mothers and Babies Research Centre is a multidisciplinary group working on maternal, fetal and neonatal health problems.

Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science

Myometrial Contraction

Supervisor: Dr Mark Read

Project Summary

The mechanisms which control the contraction of the uterus during labour are not well understood. In our studies to identify proteins in the myometrium with important roles in uterine contraction during labour we have discovered an important group of proteins which requires further study. In this project we will examine the role of these proteins in myometrial muscle contraction, characterise the mechanisms through which these proteins function and determine their link to labour.