Eleftheria E. Lamprianidou

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Probiotic microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria (LAB) exert a number of strain-specific health-promoting activities attributed to their immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Despite recent attention, our understanding of the biological processes involved in the beneficial effects of LAB strains is still limited. To this(More)
The expression of CD25 antigen, the a-chain of the interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2Ra), has been repeatedly shown to be associated with poor outcome in adults with either acute myelogenous (AML) or lymphoblastic leukemia. To explain this finding mechanistically, it has been hypothesized that CD25þ AML blasts are enriched in chemoresistant leukemia stem cells(More)
Th17 cells play a crucial role in neutrophilic inflammation and tissue injury in non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. Clarithromycin demonstrates anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties but the effect of long-term clarithromycin prophylaxis on the Th17 response in non-CF bronchiectasis is still unexplored. Th17 response was studied in 22(More)
PURPOSE Azacitidine is the mainstay of high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) therapy, but molecular predictors of response and the mechanisms of resistance to azacitidine remain largely unidentified. Deregulation of signaling via Stat3 and Stat5 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with aggressive disease. Numerous genes involved in cell(More)
Lactobacillus pentosus B281 and Lactobacillus plantarum B282 are two Lactobacillus strains previously isolated from fermented table olives. Both strains were found to possess probiotic properties and displayed desirable technological characteristics for application as starters in novel functional food production. In the present study the anti-proliferative(More)
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