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Erythropoietin (EPO) can induce a series of cytoprotective effects in many non-hematopoietic tissues through interaction with the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR), but whether EPO can prevent the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis in diabetes remains unclear. Here, we report that renal tubular cells possess EPOR and that EPO reduces(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The invasion of trophoblast cells into the maternal uterine decidua is critical for normal placentation, establishment of pregnancy and maintenance of fetal growth in humans. Several growth factors and cytokines have been implicated in trophoblast invasion, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms of invasion are not fully understood. Our(More)
INTRODUCTION Pre-eclampsia (PE) can endanger the survival of the mother and fetus. Currently, the pathogenesis of PE is not completely understood and no fundamental therapeutics are available. The present study was performed to determine the function of miR-128a in HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cells and to ascertain its underlying role in the pathogenesis of PE.(More)
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