Evangelia Papathanasiou

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Submicroscopic deletion of 10p15.3 is a rare genetic disorder, currently reported in 21 unrelated patients. It is mainly associated with cognitive deficits, speech disorders, motor delay and hypotonia. The size of the deleted region ranges between 0.15 and 4 Mb and does not generally correlate with phenotype. A monozygotic female twin pair with a de novo(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypothesis that levels of interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-4, as well as the newer cytokines IL-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples differ from sites of patients at various clinical stages of periodontal disease and controls. BACKGROUND Periodontal diseases result from(More)
Ralstonia mannitolilytica constitutes a rare isolate in clinical specimens and to date very few infections with this Gramnegative bacillus have been reported. The first case of peritonitis in a pediatric patient due to R. mannitolilytica in the setting of peritoneal dialysis is described. It is very important to view this organism as a pathogen rather than(More)
The host immune response plays a key role in bacteria-induced alveolar bone resorption. Endogenous control of the magnitude and duration of inflammatory signaling is considered an important determinant of the extent of periodontal pathology. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins are inhibitors of cytokine signaling pathways and may play a role in(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontal disease has a direct impact on the immune response and has been linked to several chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis and stroke. Few studies have examined the association between periodontal disease and cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 19 933 men reported being never smokers (of cigarette, pipes or cigars) in the(More)
Periodontal disease involves inflammation of the gingival tissues, caused by microbial pathogens. Recent papers suggest that emotional stress worsens periodontal disease. Here we review the literature and propose that corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) secreted under stress stimulates gingival mast cells together with other neuropeptides and cytokines to(More)
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