Efthimios Motakis

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Accumulation of triglyceride in islets may contribute to the loss of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in some forms of type 2 diabetes (Diraison et al., Biochem J 373:769-778, 2004). Here, we use adenoviral vectors and oligonucleotide microarrays to determine the effects of the forced expression of SREBP1c on the gene expression profile of rat(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. The most common type of lung cancer is lung adenocarcinoma (AC). The genetic mechanisms of the early stages and lung AC progression steps are poorly understood. There is currently no clinically applicable gene test for the early diagnosis and AC aggressiveness. Among the major reasons for the(More)
A sense-antisense gene pair (SAGP) is a gene pair where two oppositely transcribed genes share a common nucleotide sequence region. In eukaryotic genomes, SAGPs can be organized in complex sense-antisense architectures (CSAGAs) in which at least one sense gene shares loci with two or more antisense partners. As shown in several case studies, SAGPs may be(More)
This paper builds upon the need for a more descriptive and accurate understanding of the landscape of intermolecular interactions, particularly those involving macromolecules such as proteins. For this, we need methods that move away from the single conformation description of binding events, toward a descriptive free energy landscape where different(More)
We characterize three small gene signatures derived consequently from the original 232-gene breast cancer aggressiveness signature which could improve biological classification and clinical assignment of ~50% of breast cancer patients having histologic grade 2 tumors . Here, we develop a novel approach to identify small gene signatures providing(More)
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