Fragiskos N. Kolisis

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Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) exerts anti-inflammatory action in part by antagonizing proinflammatory transcription factors such as the nuclear factor kappa-b (NFKB). Here, we assess the crosstalk of activated GR and RELA (p65, major NFKB component) by global identification of their binding sites and target genes. We show that coactivation of GR and p65(More)
Cell-bound lipase activity (10 pNPL units/g dry cell weight) was released when the yeast Rhodotorula glutinis was cultured in a 7-l stirred tank fermentor using palm-oil as the sole carbon source. The enzyme showed relative specificity towards medium chain organic acids since the apparent K(m) values for pNPB (p-NitroPhenyl-Butyrate) and pNPL(More)
The production and certain kinetic characteristics of extracellular lipase from Aspergillus niger were investigated. It was possible to substantially enhance the activity of excreted lipase by optimising the interaction between carbon and nitrogen sources applying a two-parameter complete experimental design and response surface analysis. The enzyme was(More)
Aberrant angiogenesis is essential for the progression of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Thus, antiangiogenic therapy is one of the most promising approaches to control cancer. In the present work, we examined the ability of perillyl alcohol (POH), a dietary monoterpene with well-established tumor chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity,(More)
Water-in-oil microemulsions, or reverse micelles, are being evaluated as a reaction medium for a variety of enzymatic reactions. These systems have many potential biotechnological applications. Important examples are the use of various lipase microemulsion systems for hydrolytic or synthetic reactions. This review illustrates the biotechnological(More)
Biochemical network reconstructions represent valuable tools for the computational metabolic modeling of organisms that present a great biotechnological interest. An in silico multi-compartmental model of the central metabolism of the plant Brassica napus (Rapeseed) was constructed, aiming to investigate the metabolic properties of the Brassicaceae family.(More)
Sialic acid has been assayed enzymatically by an immobilized two-enzyme system. The method includes cleavage of sialic acid to pyruvic acid by N-acetylneuraminic acid (NANA) aldolase and reduction of pyruvic acid by lactate dehydrogenase in the presence of NADH, which is followed photometrically at 349 nm. For the membrane preparation 5 units of lactate(More)
A flux analysis model for the metabolism of neurotransmitter glutamate is constructed, in order to study functional aspects of its metabolism. This work is based on the potassium [K(+)] evoked neurotransmitter glutamate released, as measured in a series of experiments of superfused rat or mouse brain preparations. These measurements are combined with data(More)
Enzymatic synthesis of acylated derivatives of a monosaccharidic flavonoid chrysoeriol-7-O-beta-D-(3''-E-p-coumaroyl)-glucopyranoside as well as of a disaccharidic flavonoid chrysoeriol-7-[6'''-O-acetyl-beta-D-allosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-glucopyranoside], isolated from Greek endemic plants, was performed using an immobilized Candida antarctica lipase in(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are somatic cells with a dual capacity for self-renewal and differentiation, and diverse therapeutic applicability, both experimentally and in the clinic. These cells can be isolated from various human tissues that may differ anatomically or developmentally with relative ease. Heterogeneity due to biological origin or in vitro(More)