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Devrim GOZUACIK, MD PhD
Faculty Member and Research Team Leader, Sabanci University
Vice-Director, EFSUN Nanodiagnostics Center of Excellence
Board of Directors Member, International Cell Death Society
Associate Editor, Autophagy journal
 
Address: Sabanci University, 
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 
Molecular Biology Genetics and Bioengineering Program
Orhanli-Tuzla, 3495 Istanbul, TURKEY
Phone:+90-216-483 9617
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2016 Nobel Tıp Ödülü, Japon hücre biyoloğu Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi’ye, “Otofaji (autophagy)” yani hücrelerin kendilerini arındırmaları ve yenilemeleri üzerine yaptığı araştırmalarına verildi. Devrim Gözüaçık, Nobel değerlendirmelerini NTV akşam haberlerine yaptı.
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Our latest scientific discoveries: 
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– An innovative biochip system to study single cell interactions: TGFbeta as a novel paracrine mediator of tumor-stroma interactions stimulating stromal autophagy activation:  
Karakas HE*, Kim JY*, Park  J, Oh JM, Choi Y, Gozuacik Dx, Cho YKx. A microfluidic chip for screening individual cancer cells via eavesdropping on autophagy inducing crosstalk in the stroma niche. Scientific Reports (Nature Publishers), 2017. In press
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– Autophagy regulating microRNAs and their role in cancer:
Gozuacik Dx, Akkoc Y, Ozturk DG, Kocak M. Autophagy, MicroRNAs and Cancer. In the special issue: Self-eating on demand: Autophagy in Cancer and Cancer Therapy (Eds. Agostinis P and Lane J)Frontiers in Oncology, 2017. Link
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– Discovery of a novel autophagy protein and pathway:
Erbil S, Oral O, Mitou G, Cenk Kig, Durmaz-Timucin E, Guven-Maiorov E, Gulacti F, Gokce G, Dengjel J, Sezerman OU, Gozuacik Dx. RACK1 is an Interaction Partner of ATG5 and a Novel Regulator of Autophagy. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2016. Link
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– Discovery of the mechanism of a rare hereditary syndrome involving autophagy and treatment suggestions (Important implications for Parkinson’s disease, ALS etc.):
Bayraktar O, Oral O*, Kocaturk NM*, Akkoc Y, Eberhart K, Kosar A, Gozuacik Dx. IBMPFD Disease-Causing Mutant VCP/p97 Proteins Are Targets of Autophagic-Lysosomal Degradation. PLOS ONE, 2016, 11(10): e0164864. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164864. Link
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Keywords: What is autophagy? Otofaji nedir?
 

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