Theodoros Katsorchis

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Recombination in vaccine strains of polioviruses is a very frequent phenomenon. In the present report, 12 strains isolated from patients after OPV administration and healthy vaccinees were investigated for the identification of recombinant strains as well as for the further analysis of their recombination types and the localization of the recombination(More)
Comparative studies of a gentamicin-sensitive strain (P28-0) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and a gentamicin-resistant mutant (P23-800) have been carried out. No aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes were detected in extracts of the mutant. Electron microscopy of thin sections and the loss of O-antigenicity suggested that resistance of the mutant to gentamicin was(More)
Modern molecular approaches in Human Enterovirus detection rely on the designing of generic and often degenerate primers in order to amplify specific sequences within the enterovirus genome. In the present study a comparative application of primer sets targeting 5'UTR, the VP1 region, the 3D region as well as a long genomic fragment including the 3'end of(More)
The content and distribution of catecholamine-containing formations in the cerebellum of untreated and heroin-treated male rats, was visualized by glyoxylic acid-induced histofluorescence, in an attempt to define the adaptive mechanisms leading to heroin dependent tolerance as well as identify a biological role for these formations. Repeated heroin(More)
In the present study, we demonstrate the isolation and characterization of the Pxd cDNA clone, which codes for the Drosophila melanogaster chorion peroxidase. This specific peroxidase is involved in the chorion hardening process, through protein crosslinking mediated by the formation of di- and tri-tyrosine bonds. The Pxd gene product has been identified in(More)
The rat cerebellar cortex has been studied with respect to its cytoarchitectural arrangement using Scanning Electron Microscope. We have distinguished several types of cells in the granular layer and characterized the granules and the Golgi cells. We also characterized the mossy fiber glomeruli which appears round or ovoid. The mossy fibers revealed their(More)
The outer surface structure of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to carbenicillin or gentamicin or both was studied by thin-section electronmicroscopy and compared with that of sensitive isolates. The latter had a fairly smooth outer layer. Strains resistant to both antibiotics were characterised by extrusions that appeared to constitute(More)
Modern molecular approaches on the genome of enteroviruses’ circulating strains have established new data about the mechanism and significance of its evolution. In the present study, 46 enteroviruses isolates, belonging to HEV-B species and exhibiting distinct origin in geographical or chronological terms, were investigated concerning their primary(More)
Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a variant of PCR in which two or more target sequences are simultaneously amplified in the same reaction. In the present study we investigated the limits to which the duration of multiplex PCR steps can be shortened using the thermal cycler Gene Amp PCR system 9600 (Perkin Elmer, Oak Brook, IL). The present(More)