M. Theodoropoulou

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Derangement of cellular immunity is central in the pathophysiology of adult autoimmune/idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Herein we investigated cytokine gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of adult chronic ITP patients and attempted to correlate cytokine polarization with the degree of thrombocytopenia. We used(More)
BACKGROUND Cow's milk (CM) allergy affects about 2% of infants. The allergenicity of dietary proteins, including those from CM, has been related to their digestibility although the generality of the link and its causality remains to be demonstrated. In this study we use an in vitro digestion system, to investigate the digestibility of β-lactoglobulin (blg)(More)
Visualization experiments of the unsteady immiscible displacement of a fluid by another are performed on glass-etched pore networks of well-controlled morphology by varying the fluid system and flow conditions. The measured transient responses of the fluid saturation and pressure drop across the porous medium are introduced into numerical solvers of the(More)
The effects of the antiglucocorticoid RU486 on the expression of low and high affinity interleukin-2 receptors (IL-2R) in phytohaemagglutinin (PHA)-activated human peripheral blood lymphocytes were investigated. We demonstrated that RU486 inhibits in a dose-dependent way the expression of both classes of IL-2R, thereby mimicking the effects of the(More)
SUMMARY Despite the fact that a role for thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in seizure modulation has been consistently hypothesized, the exact nature of this role remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of TRH administration on seizure threshold and seizure duration in 13 depressed inpatients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).(More)
From theoretical and clinical perspectives, it is important to know if selected serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), often administered concurrently with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), modify seizure duration. In a study with a double-blind, cross-over design, the authors evaluated the effect of citalopram, the most selective SSRI available, on the(More)
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