George Filippidis

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The identification of the state of human peripheral vascular tissue by using artificial neural networks is discussed in this paper. Two different laser emission lines (He-Cd, Ar+) are used to excite the chromophores of tissue samples. The fluorescence spectrum obtained, is passed through a nonlinear filter based on a high-order (HO) neural network neural(More)
We report the preparation of the methanolic extract (ME), and polar methanolic fraction (PMF) from the plant Hypericum perforatum L. The extracts contain various photosensitizing constituents such as naphthodianthrone derivatives (in 1.37% w/w), and chlorophylls (in 0.08% w/w). Upon light emission these constituents can be activated, providing photodynamic(More)
Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms regulating lipid storage and metabolism is essential for mitigating excess adiposity and obesity, which has been associated with increased prevalence of severe pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disorders and type II diabetes, worldwide. However, imaging fatty acid distribution and dynamics in vivo, at the(More)
Das Phänomen der Oberkieferverformung und der resultierenden Wachstumsveränderungen unter der orthopädischen Wirkung des Headgears ist sehr komplex und wenig erforscht. Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war es, mit Hilfe der holographischen Interferometrie die initiale Knochenverformung des Oberkieferkomplexes nach der Einwirkung verschiedener Zugrichtungen(More)
In this study, we present the implementation of non-linear spot measurements for obtaining specific and novel information related to various types of natural and synthetic glues used for lining of painted artworks. Third harmonic generation measurements were employed, in transmission mode, for the accurate and non-destructive thickness detection of lining(More)
In this study, we use combined two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF), second-harmonic generation (SHG) and third-harmonic generation (THG) measurements to image cellular structures of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, in vivo. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a THG modality is employed to image live C. elegans specimens. Femtosecond(More)
Nonlinear optical processes have found widespread applications in fields ranging from fundamental physics to biomedicine. In this study, we attempted to evaluate cell activation by using the Third Harmonic Generation (THG) imaging microscopy as a new diagnostic tool. The BV-2 microglia cell line with or without activation by lipopolysaccharide was chosen as(More)
Second-harmonic generation (SHG) and two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) are relatively new and promising tools for the detailed imaging of biological samples and processes at the microscopic level. By exploiting these nonlinear phenomena phototoxicity and photobleaching effects on the specimens are reduced dramatically. The main target of this work(More)
Embryo patterning is subject to intense investigation. So far only large, microscopically obvious structures like polar body, cleavage furrow, pro-nucleus shape can be evaluated in the intact embryo. Using non-linear microscopic techniques, the present work describes new methodologies to evaluate pre-implantation mouse embryo patterning. Third Harmonic(More)
One of the main goals in optical characterization of biopsies is to discern between tissue types. Usually, the theory used for deriving the optical properties of such highly scattering media is based on the diffusion approximation. However, biopsies are usually small in size compared to the transport mean free path and thus cannot be treated with standard(More)