Efstathia Giannakopoulou

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AIMS We sought to determine the association between levels of adiponectin and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in patients with diabetic nephropathy as well as their effect on carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). METHODS Adiponectin and ox-LDL were determined in 25 diabetic patients without nephropathy and 94 patients at different stages of(More)
Vitamin D levels have been suggested as a marker of disease severity in asthmatic children. Our aim was to investigate possible associations between the vitamin D receptor (VDR) FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI polymorphisms and asthma susceptibility and control in children. 127 Greek children with asthma and 91 healthy controls were genotyped for VDR FokI, BsmI(More)
Interindividual variability exists in statin lipid-lowering response, partially attributed to genetic factors. Organic anion-transporting polypeptide 1B1 (OATP1B1) encoded by SLCO1B1 gene (solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1) facilitates hepatic uptake of simvastatin and atorvastatin. SLCO1B1 polymorphisms are strongly associated with(More)
The cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzyme family is involved in the oxidative metabolism of many therapeutic drugs and various endogenous substrates. These enzymes are highly polymorphic. Prevalence of CYP450 enzyme gene polymorphisms vary among different populations and substantial inter- and intra-ethnic variability in frequency of CYP450 enzyme gene(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is implicated in promoting atherosclerotic diseases, including stroke. Therefore, several studies have investigated the association between variants of the MCP-1 gene and risk of atherosclerotic diseases. We sought to determine the occurrence of MCP-1 −2518A>G polymorphism in patients with ischemic stroke (IS), and(More)
AIMS We sought to determine the predictive value of Matrix Gla Protein MGP T-138C polymorphism in relation to all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS MGP T-138C polymorphism was assessed in 40 diabetic patients without nephropathy and 118 patients at different stages of(More)
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