Recent findings: A number of proteins and micro-RNAs have been implicated as key in SUA remodelling, which could be explored as early biomarkers or therapeutic targets for prevention of pre-eclampsia.
Summary: Various 2D and 3D in vitro models involving trophoblast cells, endothelial cells, immune cells and placental tissue have been utilised to elucidate the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia. Nevertheless, pre-eclampsia is a multifactorial disease and the mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis are complex and still largely unknown. Further studies are required to provide better understanding of the key processes leading to inappropriate placental development which is the root cause of pre-eclampsia. This new knowledge could identify novel biomarkers and treatment strategies.
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Supervisor: Grieve, D. (Supervisor), Lyons, T. (Supervisor) & McClements, L. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy