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Definition of Uteroglobin

Uteroglobin: A protein that is induced by progesterone and binds it and that inhibits the enzyme phospholipase A2 (PLA2). Uteroglobin was first found to be secreted by the lining of the uterus in rabbits. The gene for uteroglobin is on chromosome 11 in region 11q12.3-q13.1. It is also called blastokinin.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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