Dimitris Dellis

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It has been reported that beta amyloid induces production of radical oxygen species and oxidative stress in neuronal cells, which in turn upregulates β-secretase (BACE-1) expression and beta amyloid levels, thereby propagating oxidative stress and increasing neuronal injury. A series of resveratrol derivatives, known to be inhibitors of oxidative(More)
The effect of intermolecular interactions of different strength on the local density inhomogeneities in pure supercritical fluids (scfs), with different intramolecular structure, was investigated by employing molecular dynamics (MD) simulation techniques. The simulations were performed at state points along an isotherm close to the critical temperature of(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that actively fine-tune gene expression. The accurate characterization of the mechanisms underlying miRNA transcription regulation will further expand our knowledge regarding their implication in homeostatic and pathobiological networks. Aim of DIANA-miRGen v3.0 (http://www.microrna.gr/mirgen) is to provide for(More)
Structure-activity relationship studies, regarding the influence of side chains of phosphinic pseudotripeptidic inhibitors on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), provided potent and selective inhibitors for this family of structurally and functionally related proteases. Among them, phosphinic pseudopeptide CbzPhepsi[P(O)(OH)CH(2)] phenylpropyl TrpNH(2), known(More)
As a step toward deeper insight on the "hydrogen bonding" in supercritical ethanol (scEtOH), we carried out NVT molecular dynamics simulations of the fluid over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. The fluid was studied at SC conditions for which thermodynamic and spectroscopic (NMR, infrared, Raman, dielectric) data are available. The various(More)
The supercritical mixture ethanol-carbon dioxide (EtOH-CO2) with mole fraction of ethanol X(EtOH) congruent with 0.1 was investigated at 348 K, by employing the molecular dynamics simulation technique in the canonical ensemble. The local intermolecular structure of the fluid was studied in terms of the calculated appropriate pair radial distribution(More)
Molecular dynamics simulation techniques have been employed to investigate the solvation structure and dynamics in dilute mixtures of cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene in supercritical carbon dioxide. The calculations were performed for state points along a near-critical isotherm (1.02 T(c)) over a wide range of densities, using new developed optimized(More)
A detailed investigation of hydrogen bonding in the pure ionic liquids [C4C1im]Cl and [C2C1im]Cl has been carried out using primarily molecular dynamics techniques. Analyses of the individual atom-atom pair radial distribution functions, and in particular those for C···Cl(-), have revealed that hydrogen bonding to the first methylene or methyl units of the(More)
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