Michael S. Christodoulou

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Docetaxel has shown remarkable radiosensitizing in vitro properties. In a previous phase I/II dose escalation study in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) we observed a high response rate after concomitant boost radiotherapy and weekly docetaxel. The maximum tolerated dose was 30 mg m(-2) week(-1). In the present phase II study we evaluated whether weekly(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cancer cells with high clonogenic capacity and ability to reform parental tumors upon transplantation. Resistance to therapy has been shown for several types of CSC and, therefore, they have been proposed as the cause of tumor relapse. Consequently, much effort has been made to design molecules that can target(More)
A collection of compounds, structurally related to the anticancer drug tamoxifen, used in breast cancer therapy, were designed and synthesized as potential anticancer agents. McMurry coupling reaction was used as the key synthetic step in the preparation of these analogues and the structural assignment of E, Z isomers was determined on the basis of 2D-NOESY(More)
The synthesis of a series of novel trisubstituted pyrazole derivatives and their PIFA-mediated conversion to molecules bearing the fused pyrazolo[4,3-c]quinoline ring system is reported. The anti-angiogenic activity of these compounds was evaluated by using in vitro assays for endothelial cell proliferation and migration, and in the chicken chorioallantoic(More)
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or congenital hip dysplasia (CDH) is the most prevalent developmental childhood hip disorder. It includes a wide spectrum of hip abnormalities ranging from dysplasia to subluxation and complete dislocation of the hip joint. The natural history of neglected DDH in adults is highly variable. The mean age of onset of(More)
Phytochemical investigation on the Amygdalus lycioides Spach branchelets resulted in the isolation of four chiral flavanones: (2R,3R)-Taxifolin, (2R,3R)-aromadendrin, (S)-5,7,3',5'-tetrahydroxyflavanone and (S)-naringenin. The flavanones were isolated by semi-preparative HPLC, their structures elucidated based on spectroscopic data and their absolute(More)
The use of Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition permitted the synthesis of a new compound that is able to inhibit the HGF-induced scattering of MDCK (epithelial cells) and in vitro tumorigenesis of H1437 (non-small-cell lung cancer) and GTL-16 (human gastric carcinoma). In agreement with biochemical and biological results, docking studies(More)
The development of modern technologies casts a new light on the natural products as an invaluable source of lead compounds that could guide drug discovery. Cancer stem cells are a subpopulation of cancer cells with a high clonogenic capacity and the ability to reform the parental tumours upon transplantation. They have been proposed to drive tumorigenesis(More)
Modern combinatorial chemistry is used to discover compounds with desired function by an alternative strategy, in which the biological target is directly involved in the choice of ligands assembled from a pool of smaller fragments. Herein, we present the first experimental result where the use of in situ click chemistry has been successfully applied to(More)
Since activation of p53 in response to cytotoxic stress may have proapoptotic or protective effects depending on the nature of the injury, inhibitors of p53 may have therapeutic interest as modulators of chemotherapy toxicity or efficacy. In an attempt to identify novel p53 inhibitors, a quality collection of compounds structurally related to pifithrin-β(More)