Dimitra Georgiadou

Learn More
All three members of the oxytocinase subfamily of M1 aminopeptidases, endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1), ERAP2, and placental leucine aminopeptidase (PLAP), also known as insulin-regulated aminopeptidase, have been implicated in the generation of MHC class I-presented peptides. ERAP1 and 2 trim peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum for direct(More)
We investigated the significance of hydrophobic and charged residues 218-226 on the structure and functions of apoA-I and their contribution to the biogenesis of HDL. Adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of apoA-I[L218A/L219A/V221A/L222A] in apoA-I⁻/⁻ mice decreased plasma cholesterol and apoA-I levels to 15% of wild-type (WT) control mice and generated pre-β-(More)
ERAP1 (endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1), ERAP2 and IRAP (insulin-regulated aminopeptidase) are three homologous enzymes that play critical roles in the generation of antigenic peptides. These aminopeptidases excise amino acids from N-terminally extended precursors of antigenic peptides in order to generate the correct length epitopes for binding on(More)
BACKGROUND Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a major protein of the lipoprotein transport system that plays important roles in lipid homeostasis and protection from atherosclerosis. ApoE is characterized by structural plasticity and thermodynamic instability and can undergo significant structural rearrangements as part of its biological function. Mutations in the(More)
The paper describes a case of Philadelphia (Ph) positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) presenting with high white cell count and central nervous system involvement. Immunophenotypically the case was characterized as common ALL. The t(9;22) abnormality corresponded to a rearrangement within the breakpoint cluster region gene, while antigen receptor(More)
The objective of this study was to establish the role of apoA-IV, ABCA1, and LCAT in the biogenesis of apoA-IV-containing HDL (HDL-A-IV) using different mouse models. Adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of apoA-IV in apoA-I(-/-) mice did not change plasma lipid levels. ApoA-IV floated in the HDL2/HDL3 region, promoted the formation of spherical HDL particles(More)
Overexpression of ApoE4[Leu261Ala/Trp264Ala/Phe265Ala] mutant (ApoE4mutC) prevents hypertriglyceridemia and promotes formation of spherical ApoE-containing HDL in ApoE(-/-) or ApoA-I(-/-) mice. Although, a similar phenotype was observed with ApoE2[Leu261Ala/Trp264Ala/Phe265Ala] (ApoE2mutC), small differences in cholesterol distribution to IDL/LDL, HDL2 and(More)
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a dominant inherited kidney disorder characterized by lipoprotein thrombi in glomerular capillaries. Single-amino-acid mutations in apoE have been associated with the development of the disease, although the mechanism is unknown. In an effort to gain mechanistic insight linking the presence of such mutations and the(More)
  • 1