Paraskevi Fragkou

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UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? A few published studies investigating single or various PI3K/AKT/mTOR signalling components have produced inconsistent results. Moreover, PI3K regulatory subunit p85a and activated p70S6K expression levels have not been previously examined in urothelial carcinoma (UC). The present study(More)
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor RAGE emerge as important pathogenic contributors in colorectal carcinogenesis. However, their relationship to the detoxification enzyme Glyoxalase (GLO)-I and Adiponectin receptors (AdipoR1, AdipoR2) in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is currently understudied. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
Replication protein A is a single-stranded DNA-binding protein that is required for the stabilization of single-stranded DNA and identified in replication foci where members of cyclin-dependent kinases-cyclin complexes are also present. In this study, we investigated the expression of replication protein A1 and replication protein A2 subunits of replication(More)
Until recently, chemotherapy for metastatic melanoma had disappointing results. The identification of immune checkpoints such as CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 has led to the development of an array of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs). These immunologic approaches against tumoral cells come with a novel kind of side effects that the clinician needs to be familiarized(More)
The polycystins PC1 and PC2 are emerging as major players in mechanotransduction, a process that influences all steps of the invasion/metastasis cascade. We hypothesized that PC1 and PC2 facilitate cancer aggressiveness. Immunoblotting, RT-PCR, semi-quantitative and quantitative real-time PCR and FACS analyses were employed to investigate the effect of(More)
We report the first case of mitral stenosis following Mitra-Clip insertion in a patient with symptomatic NYHA IV heart failure, secondary to severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A 79-year-old female with a history of prior aortic valve replacement underwent percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair. A single clip was advanced coaxially down onto the MV under TOE(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) compose the largest category of well-recognized nonepithelial neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). GISTs of the gallbladder are extremely rare tumors. Only four malignant, two benign and one GIST-like tumor of the gall bladder have ever been described. The four malignant GISTs were all positive for CD 117(More)
The aim was to expand recently published information regarding the significance of the interleukin (IL)-8/p-STAT-3 (signal transducer and activator of transcription) pathway in astrocytomas, focusing on the IL-8 receptor, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 2 (CXCR2), and the STAT-3 inhibitor SOCS-3 (suppressors of cytokine signaling). A total of 91(More)
AIMS To investigate the expression of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) in bladder urothelial carcinomas (UCs) and assess possible interrelations with other regulators of TRAIL induced apoptosis (p65/NF-κB, p-ERK1/2, p-AKT) and FGFR3, as well as to elucidate their potential involvement in(More)
BACKGROUND & STUDY AIMS Increasing data suggests that the efficiency of standard triple therapies of 7-10-14 days duration has fallen below the threshold for acceptability (80% cure rates in intention to treat analysis). Use of rabeprazole, a PPI less influenced by CYP2C19 gene polymorphisms is reported to lead to improved eradication rates. This study aims(More)
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