Journal article

miR-29c overexpression and COL4A1 downregulation in infertile human endometrium reduces endometrial epithelial cell adhesive capacity in vitro implying roles in receptivity

Meaghan Griffiths, Michelle Van Sinderen, Katarzyna Rainczuk, Evdokia Dimitriadis

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

The endometrium is a highly complex tissue that is vulnerable to subtle gene expression changes and is the first point of contact for an implanting blastocyst. Successful blastocyst implantation can only occur when the endometrium is receptive during a short window with each menstrual cycle. microRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate their gene targets. miR-29c has previously been identified to be differentially regulated across the fertile menstrual cycle, however it has not been investigated in association with infertility. We hypothesised that miR-29c dysregulation in the infertile endometrium would negatively influence endometrial adhesion and blastocyst implantation o..

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