MicroRNA expression pattern in pre-eclampsia (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Deeba S. Jairajpuri
    • Wassim Y. Almawi
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  • Published online on: February 2, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2016.4846
  • Pages: 2351-2358
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Abstract

Pre-eclampsia (PE), a pregnancy complication, is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Although its exact etiology and pathogenesis remain elusive, PE results from an interaction of inherited and non‑inherited factors. The clinical symptoms of PE appear post‑mid‑stage of gestation and, at present, there are no early signs/markers for its onset and progression. MicroRNAs function as gene regulators, and are involved in development and pathology. A burgeoning number of studies have highlighted microRNAs as potential biomarkers for minimal invasive assessment. However, it remains a matter of debate as to which microRNA type is involved in PE onset and progression, as well as the clinical utility of testing for these species. In the present review, we have summarized the latest findings on the association of PE with the aberrant expression of placental microRNAs; in particular, those that are detectable in the blood. The current understanding of the mechanisms of microRNA‑target gene interactions that underpin the involvement of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of PE is also discussed.
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Jairajpuri, D.S., & Jairajpuri, D.S. (2016). MicroRNA expression pattern in pre-eclampsia (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports, 13, 2351-2358. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2016.4846
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Jairajpuri, D. S., Almawi, W. Y."MicroRNA expression pattern in pre-eclampsia (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 13.3 (2016): 2351-2358.
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Jairajpuri, D. S., Almawi, W. Y."MicroRNA expression pattern in pre-eclampsia (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 13, no. 3 (2016): 2351-2358. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2016.4846