Angeliki Varsou

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Systemic immune abnormalities have no known relevance to brain dysfunction in autism. In order to find evidence for neuroinflammation, we compared levels of sensitive indicators of immune activation: quinolinic acid, neopterin, and biopterin, as well as multiple cytokines and cytokine receptors, in cerebrospinal fluid and serum from children with autism, to(More)
The APOE gene is located on chromosome 19, and the three common alleles are designated epsilon2, epsilon3, and epsilon4. The epsilon4 allele is associated with increased plasma cholesterol, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and decreased longevity. The objective of the present study was to estimate the distribution of APOE(More)
AIM The aim of this research is to study the variance of erythrocyte ferritin (EF) in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) and heterozygous beta-thalassemia (beta-TA), as well as the use of EF as a more reliable index for assessing the body iron status. METHODS We studied 63 subjects with CRF, 40 subjects with heterozygous beta-TA, 53 subjects with(More)
AIMS In patients with diabetes and microalbuminuria, small changes of GFR could have been missed, due to the lack of sensitive methodology for GFR determination in clinical practice (creatinine based calculations). Therefore we explored the relation of the degree of albumin excretion with Cystatin C, which has been recently proved to be a better marker of(More)
The activity of serum and erythrocyte glutathione reductase was studied in 66 undialysed uremic patients, 19 patients under treatment by chronic hemodialysis and 38 normal subjects. A statistically significant increase of the enzyme activity was found both in serum and erythrocytes in the uremic patients. This increase was in positive correlation with blood(More)
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