Christakis Papageorgiou

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—This paper presents a procedure for the synthesis of positive real controllers based on matrix inequalities. Problems with 2 and cost are considered and the resulting bilinear matrix inequality problems are solved using local, iterative algorithms. The procedure is applied to the synthesis of passive suspensions for the optimization of certain performance(More)
Analysis of the contact surface of the cyclophilin A (CypA)/cyclosporin A (CsA, 1) crystal structure delineates a unique cavity between both molecules in the vicinity of the Abu-2 side chain atoms of 1 (Abu pocket). Therefore, (5-hydroxynorvaline)-2-cyclosporin (2) was designed and prepared as a CsA derivative which could mediate additional interactions(More)
— This paper presents experimental results and a modelling study of a prototype mechanical device that represents a novel steering compensator for high-performance motorcycles. The mechanical device is different from conventional damper devices since it has been designed to represent a series combination of a damper and an inerter. The ideal inerter is a(More)
The prevention of xenograft rejection is substantially dependent on inhibiting antibodies (Ab) produced by B-cells independently of T-cell signals (TI-1). Due to their ubiquitous biochemical mechanisms of action, the immunosuppressants currently employed not only fail to discriminate between B- and T-cells but also have a narrow therapeutic window and,(More)
Based on the inverse relationship between polar surface area and cell permeability and capitalizing on the properties of pyrrolopyrimidines 1 as protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, pyrrolopyridones 2 were designed and synthesized as potential leads for the development of novel inhibitors with improved cell permeability properties.
Cyclosporin A (CsA) can be regiospecifically alkylated at the NH of Val-5 with reactive bromides in the presence of phosphazene-base P4-t-Bu to yield derivatives 2-5. These are devoid of immunosuppressive activity in vitro but they have binding affinity for cyclophilin A (CypA) similar to that of CsA and thus represent a new class of cyclosporin(More)
T-cell immunosuppressant-based therapies efficiently control early graft rejection in allotransplantation settings. They fail, however, to prevent those rejection events which are mediated by transplant-induced antibody (Ab) responses such as those involved in xenograft and chronic allograft rejection. This is mainly due to their inability to block(More)