Charalambos D. Partidos

Learn More
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute a class of nanomaterials that possess characteristics suitable for a variety of possible applications. Their compatibility with aqueous environments has been made possible by the chemical functionalization of their surface, allowing for exploration of their interactions with biological components including mammalian cells.(More)
Carbon nanotubes (NTs) are becoming highly attractive molecules for applications in medicinal chemistry. The main problem of insolubility in aqueous media has been solved by developing a synthetic protocol that allows highly water-soluble carbon NTs to be obtained. As a result, biologically active peptides can be easily linked through a stable covalent bond(More)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is the mosquito-borne alphavirus that is the etiologic agent of massive outbreaks of arthralgic febrile illness that recently affected millions of people in Africa and Asia. The only CHIKV vaccine that has been tested in humans, strain 181/clone 25, is a live-attenuated derivative of Southeast Asian human isolate strain AF15561.(More)
Dengue (DEN) is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease, with a major impact on global health and economics, caused by four serologically and distinct viruses termed DENV-1 to DENV-4. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine to prevent DEN. We have developed a live attenuated tetravalent DENV vaccine candidate (TDV) (formally known as DENVax) that(More)
In this study, the potential of the bare skin as a non-invasive route for vaccination was examined. Following application of heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) of Escherichia coli onto bare skin of BALB/c mice, strong serum anti-LT antibody responses were observed, and mucosal immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG antibodies were measured in vagina washes. In addition,(More)
The aim of this study was to define the helper T cell epitopes on the haemagglutinin (H) of measles virus (MV) in BALB/c (H-2d) and TO (H-2s) mice. A panel of 55 synthetic peptides (15-mers, overlapping by five amino acids) representing 92.2% of the H protein were synthesized and tested for immunogenicity and ability to stimulate MV-primed lymphocytes in(More)
The organic functionalisation of carbon nanotubes can improve substantially their solubility and biocompatibility profile; as a consequence, their manipulation and integration into biological systems has become possible so that functionalised carbon nanotubes hold currently strong promise as novel systems for the delivery of drugs, antigens and genes.
Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses to measles virus (MV) play an important role in recovery from infection, with one of the major target proteins for CTL activity being the nucleoprotein (Np). In this report, a replication-deficient adenovirus-5 recombinant, expressing for MV Np (Rad68) was tested for in vivo priming of MV Np-specific CTL responses in(More)
We investigated the influence of antigen entrapment in PLA nanoparticles on the immune responses obtained after transcutaneous immunization. OVA-loaded PLA nanoparticles were prepared using a double emulsion process. Following application onto bare skin of mice in vivo, fluorescence-labeled nanoparticles were detected in the duct of the hair follicles(More)