Theodora Choli-Papadopoulou

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Chemical and toxicological characterization of the water-soluble fraction of size-segregated urban particulate matter (PM) (<0.49, 0.49-0.97, 0.97-1.5, 1.5-3.0, 3.0-7.2 and >7.2 μm) was carried out at two urban sites, traffic and urban background, during the cold and the warm period. Chemical analysis of the water-soluble PM fraction included ionic species(More)
BACKGROUND The essential oil and Chios mastic gum (CMG) are natural antimicrobial agents currently broadly used in medicine owing to their antimicrobial, antioxidant, and hepatoprotective properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CMG-extracted arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs/CMG) both in vitro and in vivo, under the presence of(More)
The L11 binding site is one of the most important functional sites in the ribosome. The N-terminal domain of L11 has been implicated as a "reversible switch" in facilitating the coordinated movements associated with EF-G-driven GTP hydrolysis. The reversible switch mechanism has been hypothesized to require conformational flexibility involving(More)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is among the most common human infections and the major risk factor for peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Within this work we present the implication of C-terminal region of H. pylori neutrophil activating protein in the stimulation of neutrophil activation as well as the evidence that the C-terminal region(More)
We show that optical tweezers are a valuable tool to study the co-translational folding of a nascent polypeptide chain at the ribosome in real-time. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that a stable and intact population of ribosomes can be tethered to polystyrene beads and that specific hook-ups to the nascent polypeptide chain by dsDNA handles,(More)
A limited number of bacterial strains usually grown under nutrient limitation secrete rhamnolipids (RLs), which are recorded as virulence factors that are implicated in the pathogenicity of a microorganism. The non-pathogenic T. thermophilus HB8 produces extracellular rhamnolipids (TthRLs) under defined cultivation conditions using sunflower seed oil and(More)
Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein (HP-NAP) protects DNA from free radicals as a dodecamer through its ferroxidase activity without, however, directly binding to it. The retardation that was observed at pH 7.5 could be easily attributed to an iron effect, as it was revealed by experiments in the absence of HP-NAP. A total loss of ferroxidase(More)
A tripeptidase was purified from the cytoplasm of Pediococcus pentosaceus K9.2 by anion-exchange chromatography, gel filtration chromatography, and high-performance liquid chromatography. The molecular mass of the enzyme was estimated by gel filtration at 100,000 Da. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the purified peptidase showed(More)
It's not easy being green: Real-time visualization of labeled ribosomes and de novo synthesized green fluorescent protein molecules using single-molecule-sensitive fluorescence microscopy demonstrates that the mutant GFPem is produced with a characteristic time of five minutes. Fluorescence of the fastest GFP molecules appears within one minute (see(More)
The multifunctional role of oleylamine (OAm) as a versatile and flexible reagent in synthesis as well as a desired surface ligand for the synthesis of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) is described. CoFe2O4 NPs were prepared by a facile, reproducible and scalable solvothermal approach in the presence of pure OAm. By monitoring the volume of OAm, different shapes(More)