IFPA Gabor than award lecture: Molecular control of placental growth: The emerging role of microRNAs

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Abstract

Fetal growth is dependent on appropriate growth and function of the placenta. This is modulated by a variety of factors, including maternal growth factors that exert their actions by binding to specific receptors on trophoblast to promote activation of signaling events. Kinases and phosphatases within trophoblast act in concert to regulate growth factor actions and recent studies have begun to elucidate a role for microRNAs (miRs) in regulating the levels of these proteins in the placenta. This review will discuss growth factor signaling in the placenta and describe the emerging role of miRs in regulating placental development.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S27-S33
JournalPlacenta
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013