Despoina Pantazi

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The present work evaluated the effect of air, vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on the shelf-life of chilled Mediterranean swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Fresh swordfish slices were stored in air, under vacuum and MAP (40%/30%/30%, CO(2)/N(2)/O(2)) under refrigeration (4 degrees C) for a period of 16 days. Of the three treatments used (vacuum,(More)
Phospholipases D (PLD) catalyse hydrolysis and transphosphatidylation reactions in phospholipids. In the present study, the hydrolytic activity for cabbage PLD was investigated with five different substrates (dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DPPE), dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), didecanoylphosphatidylcholine (DDPC),(More)
Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, (DP-PtdCho), the major phospholipid component of lung surfactant is biosynthesized via a de novo pathway, the last step of which is catalyzed by CDP-choline:cholinephosphotransferase (CPT) and two remodeling steps: a deacylation and a reacylation one, catalyzed by an acidic, Ca2+-independent phospholipase A2 (aiPLA2) and a(More)
Tetrahymena pyriformis contains platelet-activating factor (PAF) as a minor lipid, which is biosynthesized de novo. A dithiothreitol-insensitive CDP-choline:cholinephosphotransferase (AAG-CPT), which utilizes alkyl-acetyl-glycerol as a substrate, had been detected in both the mitochondrial and microsomal fractions of the protozoan. In the present report,(More)
AIM Patients with depressed left ventricular function are more susceptible to develop postoperative complications after cardiac surgery. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of severe left ventricular dysfunction on the activation of systemic inflammatory reaction during and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Clinical(More)
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