Nikos Kavantzas

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Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha is a transcription factor that promotes ischaemia-driven angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the relation of HIF-1alpha to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; an important angiogenic molecule in brain tumours), p53 expression, angiogenesis, proliferative potential and clinical outcome in a large(More)
Astrocytic brain tumours, particularly malignant astrocytomas, are recognized to be highly vascular neoplasms with potent angiogenic activity. Recent research has shown that quantification of microvessel density (MVD), as a measure of the degree of angiogenesis, constitutes a strong prognostic indicator in patients with astrocytomas. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Natural killer (NK) cells represent a first line of defence against a developing cancer; however, their exact role in colorectal cancer remains undetermined. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of CD16 and CD57 [immunohistochemical markers of natural NK cells] in colorectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS Presence of NK cells(More)
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