Ioannis Georgiou

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Multiplex fluorescent in situ hybridization (M-FISH) is a recently developed chromosome imaging technique where each chromosome class appears to have a distinct color. This technique not only facilitates the detection of subtle chromosomal aberrations but also makes the analysis of chromosome images easier; both for human inspection and computerized(More)
M-FISH (multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization) is a recently developed cytogenetic technique for cancer diagnosis and research on genetic disorders which uses 5 fluors to label uniquely each chromosome and a fluorescent DNA stain. In this paper, an automated method for chromosome classification in M-FISH images is presented. The chromosome image is(More)
Background. The role of genetic factors in the predisposition to develop ischemic stroke has been assessed by previous studies. The main goal of the current study was to determine any possible role of TNF-857C>T,TNFRSF1A36A>G, and TNFRSF1B676T>G polymorphisms in risk for stroke. Materials and Methods. One hundred seventy-three patients with first ever(More)
Multiplex Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (M-FISH) is a newly chromosome imaging technique where each chromosome class appears to have a distinct color. This technique although it makes the analysis of chromosome images easier, still exhibits misclassification errors that can be misinterpreted as chromosome abnormalities. A new method for the multichannel(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was the application and evaluation of array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (array CGH) in selected cases during prenatal diagnosis. Array CGH was applied in 25 fetal samples out of which 15 had normal karyotypes and abnormal ultrasound findings and 10 had apparently balanced structural aberrations with or without(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been linked to both multiple sclerosis (MS) and osteoporosis. We examined the frequency of the Taq-I and Bsm-I polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene in 69 patients with MS and 81 age and sex-matched healthy individuals. Genotyping of Taq-I (rs731236) and Bsm-I (rs1544410) was(More)
Normal cells divide for a limited number of generations, after which they enter a state of irreversible growth arrest termed replicative senescence. While replicative senescence is due to telomere erosion, normal human fibroblasts can undergo stress-induced senescence in response to oncogene activation, termed oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). Both,(More)
BACKGROUND Paraoxonase (PON) is an HDL-associated enzyme that prevents low-density lipoprotein oxidation, playing a major role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. PON genes polymorphisms may affect the corresponding enzyme activity. In this study, we examined the association of ischemic stroke with the three PON genes. METHODS One hundred and(More)
Multichannel chromosome image acquisition is used for cancer diagnosis and research on genetic disorders. This type of imaging, apart from aiding the cytogeneticist in several ways, facilitates the visual detection of chromosome abnormalities. However, chromosome misclassification errors result from different factors, such as uneven hybridization, spectral(More)