IMR Press / FBE / Volume 3 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E313

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Non-coding RNAs and embryo implantation
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1 College of Life Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
2 School of Life Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

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Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2011, 3(3), 1092–1099; https://doi.org/10.2741/E313
Published: 1 June 2011
Abstract

In mammals, thousands of non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), including microRNAs, endogenous small interfering RNAs, PIWI-interacting RNAs and mRNA-like long ncRNAs, have been identified. These RNAs modulate gene expression at transcriptional, post-transcriptional and epigenetic levels in many developmental and metabolic processes. Increasing evidence shows that ncRNAs are also linked to embryo implantation through regulating the expression of certain key genes and pathways. In this paper, we summarized the recent literatures on the ncRNAs involved in embryo implantation.

Keywords
Implantation
Uterus
ncRNA
microRNA
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