Christos Pantazis

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BACKGROUND Propofol is commonly used as sedative in newborns and children. Recent experimental studies led to contradictory results, revealing neurodegenerative or neuroprotective properties of propofol on the developing brain. We investigated neurodevelopmental short- and long-term effects of neonatal propofol treatment. METHODS 6-day-old Wistar rats(More)
An assay to determine the mechanism of regulation of embryonal carcinoma cells by the blastocyst, which is based on a comparison of tumors produced when the cancer cells are cloned alone or after incorporation into blastocysts, was refined by labeling embryonal carcinoma cells with fluorescent microspheres and by following their fate after injection into(More)
OBJECT A new generation of penetrating electrodes for auditory brainstem implants is on the verge of being introduced into clinical practice. This study was designed to compare electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (EABRs) to stimulation of the cochlear nucleus (CN) by microsurgically implanted surface electrodes and insertion electrodes (INSELs)(More)
We have proposed that an early step in estrogen carcinogenesis in the hamster kidney is tubular damage followed by reparative cell proliferation. This tubular injury is progressive and increases in severity with continued estrogen treatment; one pertinent feature is a marked rise in the number of both secondary and tertiary lysosomes. Data presented herein(More)
3-Phenylactetylamino-2,6-piperidinedione (A10) inhibited estradiol stimulated cell growth in the MCF-7 (E3) human breast tumor cell line in vivo and in vitro. While high concentrations of A10 were needed to inhibit cell proliferation (IC50 = 3 x 10(-3) M in vitro), the compound demonstrated little toxicity. The effect appeared specific since a hydrolysis(More)
The authors have evaluated the antiproliferative activity of verapamil, alone or in combination with 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) in brain-tumor cells. These effects were studied in vitro using four human glioma cell lines and in vivo using glioblastoma multiforme cells transplanted to athymic nude mice. The results showed that verapamil when(More)
This report describes a new fluorescent microcarrier cytostasis assay. Human glioma cell lines and primary cultures were attached to microcarrier tissue culture beads and treated with various chemotherapeutic drugs. After treatment, the cells were labelled with two vital fluorescent dyes in order to measure cellular viability. The uptake of hydroethidine(More)
This study describes the flow cytometric deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis of a resected ganglioglioma. The initial histopathological analysis revealed a benign tumor characterized by a predominance of mature ganglion cells. The flow cytometric DNA analysis of the necrotic areas, however, demonstrated an aneuploid population of cells. Further examination(More)
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