MicroRNAs Related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
AbstractPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common, though heterogeneous, endocrine aberration in women of reproductive age, with high prevalence and socioeconomic costs. The syndrome is characterized by polycystic ovaries, chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism, as well as being associated with infertility, insulin resistance, chronic low-grade inflammation and an increased life time risk of type 2 diabetes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that are able to regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Altered miRNA levels have been associated with diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammation and various cancers. Studies have shown that circulating miRNAs are present in whole blood, serum, plasma and the follicular fluid of PCOS patients and that they might serve as potential biomarkers and a new approach for the diagnosis of PCOS. In this review, recent work on miRNAs with respect to PCOS will be summarized. Our understanding of miRNAs, particularly in relation to PCOS, is currently at a very early stage, and additional studies will yield important insight into the molecular mechanisms behind this complex and heterogenic syndrome. View Full-Text
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Sørensen, A.E.; Wissing, M.L.; Salö, S.; Englund, A.L.M.; Dalgaard, L.T. MicroRNAs Related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Genes 2014, 5, 684-708.
Sørensen AE, Wissing ML, Salö S, Englund ALM, Dalgaard LT. MicroRNAs Related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Genes. 2014; 5(3):684-708.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sørensen, Anja E.; Wissing, Marie L.; Salö, Sofia; Englund, Anne L.M.; Dalgaard, Louise T. 2014. "MicroRNAs Related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)." Genes 5, no. 3: 684-708.