Penelope Korkolopoulou

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European Americans are often treated as a homogeneous group, but in fact form a structured population due to historical immigration of diverse source populations. Discerning the ancestry of European Americans genotyped in association studies is important in order to prevent false-positive or false-negative associations due to population stratification and(More)
It has been recognized that molecular classifications will form the basis for neuropathological diagnostic work in the future. Consequently, in order to reach a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the presence of hyperphosphorylated tau (HP-tau) and beta-amyloid protein in brain tissue must be unequivocal. In addition, the stepwise progression of(More)
Amyloid-β-protein (Aβ) is generally assessed by neuropathologists in diagnostics. This BrainNet Europe ( ) (15 centres and 26 participants) study was carried out to investigate the reliability of such an assessment. In the first part of this trial, tissue microarray sections were stained with the antibody of each centre’s(More)
Recent research has shown that neovascularization, quantitated by microvessel density (MVD), constitutes a strong prognostic indicator in patients with invasive urothelial carcinomas. These studies, however, have focused only on MVD as the only factor reflecting angiogenesis in transitional-cell carcinomas (TCCs). The objective of this report was to(More)
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)
p53 and the murine double minute 2 (MDM2) oncoprotein expression was evaluated in paraffin-embedded tissue from 61 patients with central nervous system gliomas (53 astrocytomas and eight oligodendrogliomas) and related to proliferation-associated markers [i.e. proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), Ki-67 and nuclear organizer regions (NORs)] and(More)
Splenectomy has traditionally been considered as a standard first line treatment for splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) conferring a survival advantage over chemotherapy. However it carries significant complications, especially in elderly patients. The purpose of this retrospective study was to report our experience on the efficacy of Rituximab as first(More)
OBJECTIVE Considering the limited and controversial information on the significance of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1 in ovarian cancer, we conducted a retrospective investigation to clarify the relationships of this protein to proliferation rate, clinicopathologic variables, and prognosis of epithelial ovarian tumors. METHODS(More)
Precise quantitation of apoptotic cells in meningiomas is necessary to determine the role of apoptosis in tumor growth and recurrence. In this study, we investigated the incidence of baseline apoptosis in relation to p53 and bcl-2 protein expression, proliferation status as expressed by Ki-67, PCNA and mitotic counts, standard clinicopathological parameters(More)