Maria Themistokli Ekonomopoulou

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INTRODUCTION Diazepam (DZ) belongs to benzodiazepines, a group of drugs used for sedation, for the relief of anxiety, and in the treatment of epilepsy. It has been found that DZ influences cytotoxic activity and diminishes antiviral and antitumor reactions in human natural killer cells in vitro. It has also been demonstrated that DZ causes a significant(More)
INTRODUCTION When apoptosis is disrupted, the transformed cells can survive, proliferate, and evolve into a malignancy. The strictly conserved caspase genes and the reliable experimental data clearly show that some caspases play a crucial role in apoptosis even if some of them have no apoptotic activity and others exhibit both apoptotic and nonapoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Valproic acid or valproate (VA) is an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug primarily used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Ziprasidone (ZPN) is an atypical antipsychotic drug used mainly for the treatment of schizophrenia. METHODS This study is a part of our investigation on the cytogenetic effects of psychotropic(More)
Even though benzodiazepines (BDZs) possess a leading place among drugs used as anxiolytics, sedatives, muscle relaxants, and anticonvulsants, their cytogenetic effects have not been widely studied in humans. Alprazolam (AZ), bromazepam (BZ), diazepam, and lorazepam (LZ) are some of the most commonly prescribed BDZs. Previous positive findings on diazepam's(More)
INTRODUCTION Many different types of benzodiazepine medications exist to treat a wide array of psychological and physical diseases based on dosage and implications. Benzodiazepines are generally considered as safe and effective drugs in short term; however, cognitive impairments and paradoxical effects occasionally occur. Our recent studies have shown that(More)
INTRODUCTION The apoptotic process of programmed cell death and its dysfunctions in a variety of human diseases, including cervical cancer, has become the focus of extensive scientific research. Caspases are considered key factors in the execution of apoptosis, although there are many aspects of their role to be elucidated. It has been found that(More)
Therapeutic effects of human interferons (IFN) on malignancies and infectious diseases have been demonstrated in several clinical trials. The effects of IFN alone or combined with other treatment modalities (radiotherapy and chemotherapy) in lung cancer are under investigation. Experimental data suggest that some cytokines, such as IFN-alpha and IFN-gamma,(More)
Improvement of screening programs and new treatment strategies against cervical cancer (CC) have increased survival rates of patients in the last decades. As more women survive this type of cancer, their quality of life (QOL) has become a field of great scientific and social importance. Different types of therapy have varying results on the QOL of patients.(More)
Methods for the preparation of various aminomethylene bisphosphonates were developed. The required bisphosphonates were obtained by applying tetraethyl methylenebisphosphonate reagent to different types of oxazinones and the relevant Schiff base derivatives. Based on the prediction results (Pass program), we further estimated the sister chromatid exchange(More)
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