Savvas Ioannou

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We compared para-, meta- and ortho-isomers of meso-tetra(hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin (p-, m- and o-THPP) and the potassium salt of the para compound (K-p-THPP) with haematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) and Photofrin II in their ability to sensitise tumours, skin and brain to light. HpD and Photofrin II induced modest tumour photosensitisation at the cost of(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data suggest that fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) scan may be useful for diagnosing infections of the spine. Brucellar spondylodiskitis might be devastating and current imaging techniques lack sensitivity and specificity. The aim of this prospective(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) belong to a class of molecules known as pattern recognition receptors, and they are part of the innate immune system, although they modulate mechanisms that impact the development of adaptive immune responses. Several studies have shown that TLRs, and their intracellular signalling components, constitute an important cellular(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia is a common syndrome in patients with bone marrow failure. However, hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia is an immune-mediated disease that does not appear to be caused by any of the known hepatitis viruses including hepatitis C virus. In addition, to the best of our knowledge there are no reported cases of(More)
The efficacy and safety of rituximab against B-cell lymphomas is well established. However, there has been an increased incidence of infectious complications after rituximab treatment, mostly hepatitis B reactivation and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. This is the case of a 67-year-old patient with primary central nervous system lymphoma, who(More)
The title compound, C23H26O6S2 was synthesized by esterification of tri-cyclo-[3.3.1.0(3,7)]nonane-3,7-diol with p-toluene-sulfonyl chloride. The mol-ecule has symmetry 2 and is situated on site 4e. The C-C bond length between the quartenary C atoms is 1.598 (2) Å, which is considerably longer than other C-C bonds in the mol-ecule. There are C-H⋯O(More)
The crystal structure of the title compound, C(11)H(18)O(6)S(2), was determined to investigate the effect of the eclipsed mesyl groups on the bond length of the vicinal quaternary C atoms. The two quaternary C atoms of the noradamantane skeleton and the two O atoms to which they are connected all located essentially in the same plane [maximum deviation 0.01(More)
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