Journal article

Aurora kinase mRNA expression is reduced with increasing gestational age and in severe early onset fetal growth restriction

Sally Beard, Natasha Pritchard, Natalie Binder, Karen Schindler, Natasha De Alwis, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Stephen Tong, Natalie J Hannan

Placenta | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Oxidative damage and biochemical ageing are implicated in placental dysfunction and potentially fetal death. Cellular senescence may play a role in the pathophysiology of fetal growth restriction (FGR) and preeclampsia (PE). Aurora kinases (AURKA, B and C) are important regulators of cellular division in mitosis and meiosis with implications in cellular senescence. We aimed to investigate whether aurora kinase expression is altered with placental dysfunction or placental ageing. METHODS: Placenta and blood was obtained across gestation from pregnancies complicated by PE, FGR or both PE and FGR, as well as gestation-matched control samples. Expression of AURKA, B and C mRNA was ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the research midwives, Gabrielle Pell, Genevieve Christophers, Rachel Murdoch and Debra Jinks, obstetrics and midwifery staff, and patients at the Mercy Hospital for Women for provision placental tissue and blood samples. The NHMRC provided salary support (TKL; #1159261, ST; #1136418 and NJH; #1146128) and post-graduate scholarship support (NP; #1150828).