Ellen Tumimbang, PhD

I graduated with Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines. My work experience focuses on molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, and biochemistry with emphasis on plants.
What motivated me to write for Endonews? I had an up-close and personal experience with uterine disease. I am interested to understand the molecular mechanism behind the cause of abnormal thickening of the endometrial lining and consequently lead to cancer in some cases. My goal in writing is to be an advocate to deliver clearly and understandably the research articles on endometriosis to my friends who are suffering with the disease.

Menstrual Blood Proteins for Endometriosis Diagnosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder characterized by endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. The backflow of menstrual blood from the uterus through the fallopian tubes is thought to be the cause of endometrial tissue growing outside the uterine cavity when it was first described. The breakdown of the extracellular matrix tissue by proteolytic enzymes is a prerequisite to endometrial tissue implantation. Matrix metalloproteinases are proteolytic enzymes that play a role in degrading the basement membranes of the endometrium during the…

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