Marianna Tzanoudaki

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Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID) represent a group of heterogeneous immune diseases with important biological significance. We reviewed the records of children diagnosed with PID in the Referral Center for PID in our country in order to describe the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory characteristics of immunodeficient patients. During a 30-year(More)
Severe combined immunodeficiencies (SCID) are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders characterized by a blockade or impairment of both cellular and humoral immunity. Several epidemiological studies in different geographic areas have shown that the most common type of SCID affecting almost half of these patients is the X-linked common γ-chain (γc)(More)
Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is an uncommon primary immunodeficiency caused by the absence or dysfunction of one of NADPH oxidase subunits, with heterogeneous genetic aetiologies. The aim of this study was the CGD patient registry in Greece, the identification of the responsible genotype and the potential correlation with the patient’s clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review studies and meta-analyze the literature on the association of maternal and/or index child's coffee, tea, and cola consumption with subsequent development of childhood leukemia and its major subtypes. METHODS Eligible studies were identified through a detailed algorithm and hand-search of eligible articles' references;(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or heat shock (HS) induction of heat shock protein-72 (HSP72) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with severe sepsis (SS) or trauma-related systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), compared to healthy individuals (H); we also investigated any pre- or posttreatment modulating(More)
Synthetic modified mRNA molecules encoding pluripotency transcription factors have been used successfully in reprogramming human fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We have applied this method on bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) obtained from a patient with β-thalassemia (β-thal) with the aim to generate(More)
Data regarding the quantitative expression of TCR Vβ subpopulations in children with autoimmune diseases provided interesting and sometimes conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to assess by comparative flow cytometric analysis the peripheral blood CD4+ TCR Vβ repertoire of children with an organ-specific autoimmune disorder, such as type 1(More)
The authors describe two young brothers and a 12-year-old male with long-standing thrombocytopenia with normal sized platelets, in whom novel mutations of the WAS gene were identified. Their clinical picture and the in vitro assessment of the T-cell function were consistent with X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT). A high index of suspicion for XLT is required,(More)
The most frequent targets of genetic alterations in human leukemias are transcription factor genes with essential functions in normal blood cell development. The Interferon Regulatory Factor 4 (IRF4) gene encodes a transcription factor important for key developmental stages of hematopoiesis, with known oncogenic implications in multiple myeloma, adult(More)
We report 2 children with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD) who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) using grafts from their siblings selected before implantation to be both unaffected and HLA-matched donors. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) along with HLA-typing were performed on preimplantation embryos by(More)