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


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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