Animal Reproduction (AR)
Animal Reproduction (AR)
Thematic Section: 34th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Embryo Technology Society (SBTE)

Placenta specific gene targeting to study histone lysine demethylase and androgen signaling in ruminant placenta

Taylor Kimberly Hord; Agata Maria Parsons Aubone; Asghar Ali; Hayley Nicole Templeton; River Evans; Jason Edward Bruemmer; Quinton Alexander Winger; Gerrit Jerry Bouma

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Abstract: Reproductive efficiency is critically dependent on embryo survival, establishment of a successful pregnancy and placental development. Recent advances in gene editing technology have enabled investigators to use gene knockdown and knockout approaches to better understand the role of hormone signaling in placental function and fetal growth and development. In this review, an overview of ruminant placentation will be provided, including recent data highlighting the role of histone lysine demethylase 1A and androgen signaling in ruminant placenta and pregnancy. Studies in ruminant placenta establish a role for histone lysine demethylase 1A in controlling genetic networks necessary for important cellular events such as cell proliferation and angiogenesis, as well as androgen receptor signaling during early placentation.


KDM1A, androgen receptor, trophoblast cells, placenta


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