miRNA & reproductive functions

For several years we have a hobby of identifying small non-coding RNAs, i.e. miRNAs in tissues and body fluids using state-of-the art techniques. We are less interested in the number of miRNA genes in the genome and more focused on using all the information we can to identify the ones most likely to function in crucial reproductive events.

Alongside this effort, we have discovered hundreds of miRNAs that seems to control several reproductive functions, including embryo implantation, placentation or corpus luteum maintenance during pregnancy.