miR-218-5p As A New Player In Uterine Vascular Transformation During Pregnancy
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Dr. Peng’s primary research focuses on female reproduction and women’s reproductive health. Her lab uses a variety tools in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and bioinformatics to investigate how growth factors, hormones, and microRNAs regulate oocyte maturation and placental development and how their dysregulation contribute to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. In addition, her lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of ovarian cancer.

Current research projects in Dr. Peng’s lab include: 1) MicroRNAs and Growth Factors in Placental Development and Preeclampsia; 2) Role of Cyclin G2 and MicroRNAs in Ovarian Cancer Development; and 3) Regulation of Zebrafish Ovarian Development and Oocyte Maturation. Her work is supported by CIHR, NSERC, CFI/ORF, and York University.

                       

miR-218-5p As A New Player In Uterine Vascular Transformation During Pregnancy

The placenta is a transient organ that serves as the interface between the fetus and the mother. It has a multitude of critical roles in maintaining and protecting the developing fetus throughout the pregnancy. Specifically, it facilitates the exchange of gases, nutrients, and waste products, serves as an endocrine organ producing a number of pregnancy-associated hormones and growth factors, as well as ensuring the protection of the fetus from maternal immune attack. As such, any problems with the development of...

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