Eleftheria Giannopoulou

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Titanocene dichloride, the most studied metallocene, exhibits antiproliferative activity in a wide spectrum of murine and human tumours. In this article it is demonstrated that titanocene dichloride inhibits tumour gelatinases in a dose-dependent manner. Substrate saturation experiments and the fact that the IC50 values were increased in correlation with(More)
We recently showed that arsonoliposomes (novel arsenic containg liposomes) demonstrate differential toxicity towards various types of cancer and normal cells, in cell culture studies, as well as anti-parasitic activity. In this study, the in-vivo distribution of the active moiety of these vesicles, As, is evaluated. Sonicated arsonoliposomes were prepared(More)
Walker 256 (W256) cancer cells, developed as ascites in rats, in response to endogenous unidentified stimuli, secrete a gelatinase of apparent molecular mass of 94 kDa, immunologically homologous to the zymogen of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (proMMP-9). After treatment with the activating agent 4-aminophenylmercuric acetate (APMA), affinity-purified W256(More)
Sonicated arsonoliposomes were prepared using arsonolipid with palmitic acid acyl chain (C16), mixed with 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC-based), and cholesterol (Chol) with a molar ratio C16/DSPC/Chol 8:12:10. PEG-lipid (1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine conjugated to polyethylenoglycol 2000) containing vesicles(More)
Sonicated arsonoliposomes were prepared using arsonolipid with palmitic acid acyl chain (C16), mixed with phosphatidylcholine (PC)-based or 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC)-based, and cholesterol (Chol) with C16/DSPC/Chol 8:12:10 molar ratio. PEG-lipid (1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine conjugated to polyethylenoglycol 2000)(More)
Membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) is implicated in pericellular proteolysis, and, together with tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2), in the activation of pro-matrix metalloproteinase-2 on the cell surface. It is expressed on the cell surface either activated or as a proenzyme. A soluble form of MT1-MMP (sMT1-MMP) has(More)
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