Nadire Duru, PhD

Nadire is a Research Associate at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine working on finding novel therapeutics to target ovarian cancer. She holds a BS degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Istanbul Technical University; an MS degree in Human Genetics from Boğaziçi University; and a PhD in Radiation Oncology from Purdue University. She trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Davis (UC Davis) before starting her position at the University of Maryland.

Role of miR-141 in endometriosis

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short (18–24 nucleotides) endogenous non-coding RNAs that regulate a broad range of signaling pathways. They bind to specific sequences resulting in mRNA degradation and protein inhibition. Deregulation of miRNAs is associated with the development of many disease conditions, one of which is endometriosis. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is considered as one of the hallmarks of cancer metastasis is the process of conversion of epithelial cells to mesenchymal cells, which increase the motility and invasiveness of cancer cells…

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