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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, which function as critical posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression by promoting mRNA degradation and translational inhibition. Placenta expresses many ubiquitous as well as specific miRNAs. These miRNAs regulate trophoblast cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, invasion/migration, and(More)
p27(Kip1), a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor, is a multi-functional protein that regulates various cellular activities. Trophoblast proliferation, migration and invasion are some of the key processes of placental development. We have recently reported that Nodal, a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, inhibits human(More)
Platelet P-selectin plays important roles in inflammation and contributes to thrombosis and hemostasis. Although it has been reported that von Willebrand factor (VWF) affects P-selectin expression on endothelial cells, little information is available regarding regulation of platelet P-selectin expression. Here, we first observed that P-selectin expression(More)
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