Katerina Kypreou

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BACKGROUND Although genetic studies have reported a number of loci associated with cutaneous melanoma (CM) risk, a comprehensive synopsis of genetic association studies published in the field and systematic meta-analysis for all eligible polymorphisms have not been reported. METHODS We systematically annotated data from all genetic association studies(More)
Thirteen common susceptibility loci have been reproducibly associated with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM). We report the results of an international 2-stage meta-analysis of CMM genome-wide association studies (GWAS). This meta-analysis combines 11 GWAS (5 previously unpublished) and a further three stage 2 data sets, totaling 15,990 CMM cases and(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic association studies have revealed numerous polymorphisms conferring susceptibility to melanoma. We aimed to replicate previously discovered melanoma-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a Greek case-control population, and examine their predictive value. METHODS Based on a field synopsis of genetic variants of melanoma(More)
In the present study we investigated the age-related response of Phytohemaglutinin (PHA)-activated S phase human lymphocytes isolated from peripheral blood from donors of four different age groups, namely young (25-30 years), mid-aged (40-45 years), senior (60-65 years) and elderly (80-95 years) on the induction of the linker histone variant, H1 degrees and(More)
Psoriasis is a highly divergent disease with many disease phenotypes, but there are currently no established biomarkers to predict the therapeutic outcomes of systemic treatments. With the introduction of biologic therapies during the last decade and with new treatments constantly emerging, there is a great need to validate biomarkers that have been(More)
A pilot study was initiated in order to ascertain whether the age of the donor might affect either the induction of the expression of H1(0) or histone H4 acetylation by the very specific histone deacetylase inhibitor, trichostatin A. This was investigated in a cell system which normally does not express this linker histone variant, i.e. peripheral blood(More)
The publicly available online database MelGene provides a comprehensive, regularly updated, collection of data from genetic association studies in cutaneous melanoma (CM), including random-effects meta-analysis results of all eligible polymorphisms. The updated database version includes data from 192 publications with information on 1114 significantly(More)
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