Programme(s) to which this project applies:
|☒ MPhil/PhD||☑ MRes[Med]||☒ URIS|
Objective and Significance:
MicroRNAs are a new class of RNA. They are small and consist of only 17-23 nucleotides. They do not code for proteins but inhibit the translation of mRNAs and may degrade mRNAs. Therefore they modulate protein expression. Implantation is a complicated process involving expressions of endometrial genes in a spatial- and temporal-specific manner.
Dysregulation of gene expression in the endometrium is associated with infertility and endometriosis. Expression of microRNAs in the endometrium has recently been reported.
To study the role of microRNA in affecting gene expression in endometrial cells
Research Plan and Methodology:
The project will involve
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