Wagenseil and Downs, ELife, 2020, Comment

Comment Elife. 2020 Oct 12;9:e63128. doi: 10.7554/eLife.63128.

Severing umbilical ties

Jessica E Wagenseil, Karen M Downs


High levels of proteins called proteoglycans in the walls of umbilical arteries enable these arteries to close rapidly after birth and thus prevent blood loss in newborns.