Ekaterini Politi

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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) has currently been considered as molecular target for the treatment of human metabolic disorders. PPAR-γ has also been implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of several types of cancer, being associated with cell differentiation, growth and apoptosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE Akt is a serine/threonine protein kinase and has emerged as a crucial regulator of widely divergent cellular processes, including apoptosis, proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism. Activation of Akt/protein kinase B has been positively associated with human epidermal growth-factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu overexpression in breast carcinoma and(More)
PURPOSE To reevaluate the expression levels of p53, p63, c-myc, p21(WAF1/cip1) and p27(kip1) proteins and their potential association with standard clinicopathological parameters, including tumor stage and grade, in urothelial bladder carcinoma (UBC). METHODS Immunohistochemistry was performed in 100 transurethral resection specimens obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, in Asia, data on utility of allergy tests in management of eosinophilic esophagitis are lacking. The objective of our study was to determine the role of allergy evaluation in management of Saudi children with eosinophilic esophagitis. METHODS Children diagnosed as having eosinophilic esophagitis during the period from 2009 to(More)
A wheal with a diameter .3 mm in comparison with the negative control was scored as positive. Furthermore, in vitro allergy testing using the Phadia CAP system for specific IgE against shrimp, fish-mix, rainbow trout, rCyp p 1 and protamine sulfate was performed. Results: Skin prick tests were positive to shrimp, fish-mix, mackerel, salmon and protamine(More)
We also found a decrease in FEV1 comparing the 3 groups with a P , .011 morbid versus eutrophic and P , .049 morbid versus obese. Conclusions: Our results confirm the findings of others, who have shown that lung volumes especially FRC and ERV decrease as body weight increases. Obese patients have a combination of mechanical and inflammatory effects that(More)
Conclusions: Taken together, our results suggest that the laminated layer of Echinococcus g. may promote allergic response in humans directly by inducting the Th2 pathway. Moreover, this response allows the parasite survival. Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. About 75 to 80% of sexually(More)
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