Niki Arnogianaki

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Lysosomal proteinases, cathepsin B (CB) and cathepsin D (CD) have been implicated in the progression of several human tumors. In the present study, the antigen levels of CB and CD, and their immunohistochemical staining were compared in paired colorectal tumors (n =64) and background colon tissue of the same patients with clinicopathological staging. The(More)
Despite the advances in the medical care of colorectal carcinoma patients, the prognosis has improved only marginally over recent decades. Thus, additional prognostic indicators would be of great clinical value to select patients for adjuvant therapy. In the present study, the antigen levels of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its inhibitor(More)
Apoptosis is an active process regulated by a variety of genes. Recently, the molecular cloning, physical mapping and expression analysis of a novel gene of the Bcl-2 family, BCL2L12, was reported. Expression analysis of the BCL2L12 gene in breast cancer confirmed an association of BCL2L12 with favorable prognosis of patients. In the present study, the(More)
Proteolytic enzymes, such as type IV collagenases (MMP-2 gelatinase A, 72-kD type IV collagenase and MMP-9 gelatinase B, 92-kD type IV collagenase) play an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. In the present study the levels of MMP-2 antigenic concentration and immunohistochemical staining were compared in paired colorectal tumor (n = 64) and(More)
Mucinous infiltrating invasive ductal adenocarcinoma consists of 2-4% invasive breast cancer, but is a very interesting type due to its macroscopic similarity to non-special-type (NST) ductal carcinoma. The macroscopic similarity of mucinous and infiltrating ductal carcinoma NST adenocarcinomas consists of a loose and edematous stroma, which is often seen(More)
Mucinous carcinoma of the breast (MCB) is histologically classified into 2 groups: (1) pure MCB and (2) mixed MCB. Pure MCB carries a better diagnosis than mixed MCB. This research relates to the cell surface topography and ultrastructure of the cells in the above cases and aims to find the differences between them, by means of two methods: scanning(More)
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