Giorgos Nakos

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The NADPH diaphorase (NADPHd) reaction for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) visualization suffers from the circumstance that the diaphorase activity of NOS represents only part of the total diaphorase activity, and so far all efforts to make the reaction more specific for routine studies failed. The present investigation describes a simple procedure for mouse(More)
Results obtained with the conventional nitro blue tetrazolium salt method for the visualization of the NADPH-diaphorase (NADPH-d) activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) are not specific for this particular enzyme, since this activity represents only a fraction of the total cellular NADPH-d pool. Therefore, the standard NADPH-d procedure was modified by(More)
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major structural component of myelin. It is expressed exclusively in myelinating glia (oligodendrocytes in the CNS and Schwann cells in the PNS) and is localized to the cytoplasmic surface of the plasma membrane and myelin membrane produced by these cells. The work described here concerns the mechanism of plasma membrane(More)
Since species interdiversity often prevents the extrapolation of laboratory rodent data to man and similar problems may exist for nitric oxide synthase (NOS), NADPH-d activity and immunohistochemistry of NOS were investigated in the New World monkey Callithrix jacchus (marmoset), which has been shown to be close to the human situation in many respects.(More)
H2O2-generating monoamine oxidase can be visualized in the light microscope with tetrazolium, metal salt (ferricyanide) and coupled peroxidatic oxidation methods. Due to methodological draw-backs these procedures do no allow satisfactory results. In search for an alternative method a light microscopic cerium procedure was designed in which the primary(More)
In the course of our studies on the local blood flow modulation in the NMRI-mouse placenta we have focussed on regulatory pathways involving recently appreciated gaseous messenger molecules nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), which are generated by NO synthase (NOS) and heme oxygenase (HO)-2, respectively. The distribution of NOS was investigated by(More)
The cellular and intracellular metabolization sites of the tissue hormone and paracrine compound histamine as a source for the indirect and potentially toxic or physiological mediator molecule H2O2 are not yet known. Therefore, in the present study, histamine was used as the substrate in a cerium-diaminobenzidine-H2O2-Co procedure to visualize for the first(More)
Histochemical studies on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production by monoamine oxidase (MAOX) using xenobiotic (foreign) catecholamines such as tryptamine or tyramine as substrates may not reveal the true H2O2-production capacity of this enzyme and the potential co-localization and cooperation of MAOX with catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), the other(More)
Diamine oxidase (DAOX) can be localized in the light microscope using immunohistochemistry, but a reliable procedure for detecting the activity of the enzyme does not exist. A method was thus developed in which cerium ions trap H2O2, generated by DAOX, and a diaminobenzidine-H2O2-Co sequence serves for the visualization of the primary reaction product(More)
The aim of the current paper is the imparting of useful information to both patients and people in general regarding the development of mental conditions based on drug addictions, through e-health. It will provide all related information in order to achieve the empowerment of the selected sample regarding their conditions in terms of conceptualizing their(More)