Athina T. Giagini

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Physical exercise is the cornerstone of cardiovascular disease treatment. The present study investigated whether exercise training affects atherosclerotic plaque composition through the modification of inflammatory-related pathways in apolipoprotein E knockout (apoE(-/-)) mice with diabetic atherosclerosis. Forty-five male apoE(-/-) mice were randomized(More)
Purpose: Cetuximab, an antibody directed against the EGF receptor, is an effective clinical therapy for patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). Despite great clinical promise, intrinsic or acquired cetuximab resistance hinders successful treatment outcomes but little is known about the underlying mechanism. Experimental Design: To study(More)
BACKGROUND The host's immune system is crucially involved in cancer development and progression. The ratio of regulatory to effector T-cells, as well as the interplay of T-cells with therapeutic agents, impact on cancer prognosis. The current study aimed to comparatively investigate the effect of metronomic and standard chemotherapy on the number and(More)
Venous anastomotic intimal hyperplasia (IH) observed in the arteriovenous shunt (AVS) has been associated with disturbed hemodynamics. This study aims to correlate hemodynamics with wall histology and wall mechanics by examining the flow field in AVS with computational fluid dynamics using experimental data taken from in vivo experiments. Input data to the(More)
Hu-antigen R (HuR) is considered to play a crucial role in tumor formation and growth by binding to mRNAs encoding proteins such as Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducing their expression via mRNA stabilization and/or altered translation. The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of HuR and COX-2 proteins’ expression in human benign and(More)
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