Andreas K Delitheos

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The possible role of the heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) complex on the heat-shock (HS) response in yeast using the Hsp90 inhibitors geldanamycin (GA) and 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (AAG), and prednisolone and 17β-estradiol as modulators was investigated. Following long- or short-term administration of the drugs, either alone or in combination,(More)
Environmental conditions such as temperature, radiation, hypoxia, nutrients and drugs stimulate the adaptive sensory and signaling machinery of the cell. This stress response may influence cell cycle regulation, cellular differentiation, oncogenic transforma-tion, cell survival and apoptosis. The impact of the cytoprotective reprogramming in cancer(More)
AIMS To investigate whether non-preconditioned yeast cells survive under heat shock, when placed in growth medium originated from protected cells and to provide insights into the ionic contribution in the response. METHODS AND RESULTS The heat shock response was investigated by determining cell viability following exposure of yeast cells to 53 degrees C(More)
Compound 48/80 was applied into one eye of male Wistar rats and a drop of vehicle into the contralateral eye. Another group of rats received sodium cromoglycate in both eyes every 6 h for a period of 48 h. One eye was challenged with compound 48/80 30 min after the end of treatment with sodium cromoglycate. The eyes were monitored clinically and the(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used as an alternative experimental model in order to investigate the effects of antineoplastic agents on eukaryotic cells. After being exposed to the most common clinically used antineoplastic agents, yeast cells were examined under the light microscope. Folate and pyrimidine antagonists, platinum derivatives, mitomycin C,(More)
The effect of several antineoplastic agents on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains has been investigated. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum cytotoxic concentration (MCC) and median effective concentration (EC50) were determined to identify strains with inherent sensitivity to the agents tested. Several strains proved to be sensitive to the(More)
Yeast cell viability was evaluated microscopically following exposure to heat shock for 30 min at 53°C. The cells were previously grown in the presence of potential stressors (anticancer drugs;e.g., 5-fluorouracil, methotrexate, cisplatin, bleomycin, mitomycin-C and camptothecin-11). The induction of thermotolerance was documented by significantly increased(More)
Application of a mild heat pretreatment, performed by shifting cells from 27 degrees C to 37 degrees C led to the protection of yeast cells from death due to a subsequent extreme heat shock at 53 degrees C. The presence of cycloheximide inhibited this induction of thermotolerance, indicating the involvement of de novo protein. The phosphatase inhibitor(More)
The trace element molybdenum (Mo) is an essential component of key physiological systems in animals, plants and microorganisms. The molybdate oxoanion MoO(4)(2-) has been demonstrated to cause diverse yet poorly understood biochemical and pharmacological effects, such as non-specific inhibition of phosphatases and stabilization of steroid receptors. This(More)
Crude aqueous extracts of 255 plant taxa growing in various areas of Greece were screened for antiphage activity against 6 bacteriophages (T1, T2, T4, T7, MS 2 and ФX 174). This laboratory model has been used for the initial detection of antiviral and/or antineoplastic activity. Thirty eight extracts showed antiphage activity against one or more of the(More)