Preeclampsia and MicroRNAs

Authors: Eric J Devor (University of Iowa) , Donna A. Santillan orcid logo (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA) , Mark K. Santillan (University of Iowa)

  • Preeclampsia and MicroRNAs


    Preeclampsia and MicroRNAs

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Preeclampsia is a critical gestational condition that threatens the life of both mother and child. One of the most serious aspects of preeclampsia hampering both clinical management and scientific understanding is that there are, as yet, no early warning signs or risk markers. The discovery of microRNAs (miRNAs), tiny post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression, offers potentially fertile ground for developing such markers. The current state of knowledge about miRNAs in preeclampsia is presented along with information regarding miRNA detection in peripheral fluids that could lead to minimally invasive risk assessment.

Keywords: pre-eclampsia, MicroRNAs, pregnancy, exosome

How to Cite:

Devor, E. J. & Santillan, D. A. & Santillan, M. K., (2013) “Preeclampsia and MicroRNAs”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 3(1), 1-10. doi:

Rights: Copyright © Eric J. Dover, Donna A. Santillan, Mark K. Santillan, 2013.

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Published on
10 Apr 2013
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