Andreas Stylianou

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Proteins of the Bcl-2 family are important regulators of apoptosis in many tissues of the embryo and adult. The recently isolated bcl-w gene encodes a pro-survival member of the Bcl-2 family, which is widely expressed. To explore its physiological role, we have inactivated the bcl-w gene in the mouse by homologous recombination. Mice that lack Bcl-w were(More)
Solid tumor pathophysiology is characterized by an abnormal microenvironment that guides tumor progression and poses barriers to the efficacy of cancer therapies. Most common among tumor types are abnormalities in the structure of the tumor vasculature and stroma. Remodeling the tumor microenvironment with the aim to normalize any aberrant properties has(More)
Microalbuminuria (MA) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Postprandial lipemia is also associated with excess cardiovascular risk. However, the association between MA and postprandial lipemia in diabetes has not been investigated. A total of 64 patients with T2DM, 30 with and 34 without MA,(More)
Collagen, the most abundant protein in mammals, due to its unique properties is widely used as biomaterial, scaffold and culture substrate for cell and tissue regeneration studies. Since the majority of biological reactions occur on surfaces and structures at the nanoscale level it is of great importance to image the nanostructural surface of collagen based(More)
As e-businesses are becoming ubiquitous, enhancing the performance and scalability of e-business systems has become an increasingly important topic of investigation. As Vitruvius (70-25 BC) put it succinctly 'function follows form', the ability of a system to perform well and scale easily is influenced by how the system itself is formed or implemented. A(More)
Collagen is the major fibrous extracellular matrix protein and due to its unique properties, it has been widely used as biomaterial, scaffold and cell-substrate. The aim of the paper was to use Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in order to investigate well-characterized collagen thin films after ultraviolet light (UV) irradiation. The films were also used as in(More)
A hallmark of cancer cells is their ability to invade surrounding tissues and form metastases. Cell-extracellular matrix (ECM)-adhesion proteins are crucial in metastasis, connecting tumor ECM with actin cytoskeleton thus enabling cells to respond to mechanical cues. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) is an actin-polymerization regulator which(More)
UNLABELLED   Background/Aim. Foot ulceration is one of the most important diabetic complications that results in major medical, social, and economic consequences for patients, their families, and society as a whole. Previous studies have shown increased mortality in patients with diabetes with foot ulcers; however, the reason for the high mortality in(More)
Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and is important for a variety of functions and its concentration, structure and function is associated with different pathological states. In this research we correlate structural changes with those changes in the Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) signal. The combination of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)(More)