Marilena Nikolopoulou

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Activated Protein C renders anti-apoptotic properties in neurons and endothelial cells. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vivo cytoprotective role of Protein C zymogen (PC) administration in septic rat brain. Male Wistar rats (n=60) were subjected to sepsis via Cecal Ligation and Puncture (CLP). Animals were randomly divided either to(More)
The 14-3-3 family members play a crucial role in the determination of cell fate, exerting their antiapoptotic activity through directly interfering with the critical function of the mitochondrial core proapoptotic machinery. Dimerization of 14-3-3 is vital for the interaction with many of its client proteins and is regulated by phosphorylation. In a(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have suggested that the immune response may play a crucial role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, our aim was to establish a (i) functional culture of primary human tumor hepatocytes and non-tumor from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and (ii) a co-culture system of HCC and non-HCC(More)
AIM The present study aims to compare the host immune responses induced by benign (meningiomas) and malignant (gliomas) brain tumors. METHODS Peripheral blood samples from 8 meningioma and 7 glioma patients collected pre- and post operatively were assessed for cell-mediated immunity, humoral immunity and IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-a expression. Apoptosis and(More)
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