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      Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and circulating ACE levels are not associated with outcome in critically ill septic patients 

      Tsantes, Argirio E.; Tsangaris, I.; Kopterides, Petros; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Kalamara, Eleni; Antonakos, Georgios; Kapsimali, Violetta; Gialeraki, Argiri; Dimopoulou, Ioanna; Orfanos, S.; Dima, Kleanthi; Travlou, Anthi S.; Armaganidis, Apostolos (2012)
      Background: In critically ill patients independent studies have shown contradictory findings regarding the prognostic significance of the D/D genotype of the I/D angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphism. The study ...
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      Apoptosis and hepatitis C virus infection in renal transplant recipients 

      Delladetsima, I.; Psichogiou, M.; Alexandrou, P.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Revenas, K.; Hatzakis, A.; Boletis, J. (2008)
      Hepatocellular injury in renal transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains unclear. The suppressed immune response, in combination with increased viremia levels, provides a unique setting for the ...
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      The association between plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) levels, PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism, and myocardial infarction: A mendelian randomization meta-analysis 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Bagos, Pantelis G.; Tsangaris, I.; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Kopterides, Petros; Vaiopoulos, A.; Kapsimali, Violetta; Bonovas, Stefanos; Tsantes, Argirio E. (2014)
      Background: The circulating levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) are increased in individuals carrying the 4G allele at position -675 of the PAI-1 gene. In turn, overexpression of PAI-1 has been found ...
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      Association of ERCC1 SNPs with outcome in platinum-treated patients with advanced urothelial cancer: A Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group study 

      Nikitas, N.; Karadimou, A.; Tsitoura, E.; Soupos, N.; Tsiatas, M.; Karavasilis, V.; Pectasides, Dimitrios; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Chrisofos, M.; Adamakis, I.; Murray, S.; Fountzilas, George; Dimopoulos, M. A.; Bamias, A. T. (2012)
      Aim: The association between two polymorphisms of ERCC1 and treatment outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced urothelial cancer (UC) was examined. Materials & methods: Genotyping of 19007C>T ...
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      Biomarkers of benefit from cetuximab-based therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer: Interaction of EGFR ligand expression with RAS/RAF, PIK3CA genotypes 

      Pentheroudakis, George; Kotoula, V.; Roock, W. De; Kouvatseas, G.; Papakostas, P.; Makatsoris, T.; Papamichael, D.; Xanthakis, I.; Sgouros, J.; Televantou, D.; Kafiri, G.; Tsamandas, A. C.; Razi, E. D.; Galani, E.; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Efstratiou, I.; Bompolaki, I.; Pectasides, Dimitrios; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Tejpar, S.; Fountzilas, George (2013)
      Background: More than half of patients with KRAS-wild type advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) fail anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies. We studied EGFR-axis messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and RAS, RAF, PIK3CA mutations in order ...
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      A chemokine receptor CCR2 allele delays HIV-1 disease progression and is associated with a CCR5 promoter mutation 

      Deutsch, L.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Huang, Y.; Moore, J. P.; Wolinsky, S. M.; Zhang, L.; Guo, Y.; Phair, J.; Neumann, A. U.; Ho, David D. (1998)
      Viral and host factors influence the rate of HIV-1 disease progression. For HIV-1 to fuse, a CD4+ cell must express a co-receptor that the virus can use. The chemokine receptors CCR5 and CXCR4 are used by R5 and X4 viruses, ...
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      Complement C1Q polymorphisms modulate onset in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy TTR Val30Met 

      Dardiotis, Efthymios; Koutsou, Pantelitsa; Zamba-Papanicolaou, Eleni; Vonta, Filia; Hadjivassiliou, Marilena; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Cariolou, Marios A.; Christodoulou, Kyproula; Kyriakides, Theodoros (2009)
      Background: Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) TTR Val30Met is a lethal autosomal dominant sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy due to a substitution of methionine for valine at position 30 of the transthyretin ...
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      Cystic fibrosis mutational spectrum and genotypic/phenotypic features in Greek-Cypriots, with emphasis on dehydration as presenting symptom [3] 

      Yiallouros, P. K.; Neocleous, Vassos; Zeniou, M.; Adamidou, Despoina; Costi, Constantina Eleni; Christophi, C.; Tzetis, M.; Kanavakis, E.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2007)
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      Cystic fibrosis patients from the black sea region: The 1677delTA mutation 

      Angelicheva, D.; Boteva, Kalina; Jordanova, A.; Savov, A.; Kufardjieva, A.; Tolun, A.; Telatar, M.; Akarsubaşi, A.; Köprübaşi, F.; Aydoǧdu, S.; Demirkol, M.; Kurdoǧlu, G.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Georgiou, Christina; Dean, M.; Ivaschenko, T.; Baranov, V.; Kalaydjieva, L. (1994)
      A 2 bp deletion in exon 10 of the CFTR gene, 1677delTA, which is very rare among CF chromosomes worldwide, was found to be a relatively common cause of cystic fibrosis in countries located in the region of the Black Sea. ...
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      Cytokine gene polymorphisms in periodontal disease: A meta-analysis of 53 studies including 4178 cases and 4590 controls 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Dimou, Niki L.; Hamodrakas, Stavros J.; Bagos, Pantelis G. (2008)
      Aim: We conducted a systematic review and a meta-analysis, in order to investigate the potential association of cytokine gene polymorphisms with either aggressive or chronic periodontal disease. Material and Methods: A ...
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      Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme gene I/D polymorphism and its expression on clinical outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome 

      Tsantes, Argirio E.; Kopterides, Petros; Bonovas, Stefanos; Bagos, Pantelis G.; Antonakos, Georgios; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Gialeraki, Argiri; Kapsimali, Violetta; Kyriakou, Elias; Kokoris, Styliani; Dima, Kleanthi; Armaganidis, Apostolos; Tsangaris, I. (2013)
      Background. The role of the D allele of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene I/D polymorphism in the clinical outcomes of patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) remains ...
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      The effect of plasma homocysteine levels on clinical outcomes of patients with acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome 

      Tsangaris, I.; Tsantes, Argirio E.; Bagos, Pantelis G.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Kroupis, C.; Kopterides, Petros; Dimopoulou, Ioanna; Orfanos, S.; Kardoulaki, A.; Chideriotis, S.; Travlou, Anthi S.; Armaganidis, Apostolos (2009)
      Background: Several reports have shown that homocysteine promotes thrombosis by disturbing the procoagulant-anticoagulant balance, whereas alterations in coagulation and fibrinolysis have been suggested as important ...
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      The effect of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 4G/5G polymorphism on the thrombotic risk 

      Tsantes, Argirio E.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Bagos, Pantelis G.; Bonovas, Stefanos; Kopterides, Petros; Vaiopoulos, G. (2008)
      Plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), is the central component of the fibrinolytic system. A deletion/insertion (4G/5G) polymorphism in the promoter region of the PAI-1 gene has been correlated with levels of plasma ...
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      Global profiling of EGFR gene mutation, amplification, regulation and tissue protein expression in unknown primary carcinomas: To target or not to target? 

      Dova, L.; Pentheroudakis, George; Georgiou, I.; Malamou-Mitsi, Vassiliki D.; Vartholomatos, G.; Fountzilas, George; Kolaitis, N.; Kitsou, E.; Pavlidis, Nicholas (2007)
      Introduction: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signalling contributes to malignant transformation and survival. We studied molecular predictors of benefit from EGFR-modulating therapies in patients with cancer of ...
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      The GNB3 C825T polymorphism and essential hypertension: A meta-analysis of 34 studies including 14 094 cases and 17 760 controls 

      Bagos, Pantelis G.; Elefsinioti, Antigoni L.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Hamodrakas, Stavros J. (2007)
      OBJECTIVES: The C825T single nucleotide polymorphism of the G-protein β3 (GNB3) has been implicated in susceptibility to essential hypertension, through the expression of an alternatively spliced truncated variant. In an ...
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      HIV epidemiology in Greece 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Paraskeva, D.; Hatzakis, A. (2008)
      Greece has experienced early the effect of HIV/AIDS on morbidity and mortality. The era of highly active antiretroviral therapy has alleviated many of the consequences of the epidemic, however, HIV infection remains an ...
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      Impact of ACE and ApoE polymorphisms on myocardial perfusion: Correlation with myocardial single photon emission computed tomographic imaging 

      Georgoulias, Panagiotis; Wozniak, Greta; Samara, Maria; Chiotoglou, Ioanna; Kontos, Angelos; Tzavara, Chara; Valotassiou, Varvara; Georgitsi, Marianna; Aleporou-Marinou, Vassiliki; Patrinos, George P.; Kollia, Panagoula (2009)
      Coronary artery disease is associated with multiple genetic and environmental risk factors. In this study, we evaluated the correlation of angiotensin l-converting enzyme (ACE) (I/D) and ApoE gene polymorphisms (E2, E3, ...
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      The impact of iron overload and genotype on gonadal function in women with thalassaemia major 

      Skordis, Nicos; Gourni, Maritsa; Kanaris, Constantinos; Toumba, Meropi; Kleanthous, Marina; Karatzia, Ntina; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Angastiniotis, Michael (2004)
      OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of chronic iron overload and genotype on gonadal function in women with thalassaemia major.
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      Increase in transmitted resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections in Europe 

      Moutschen, M.; Frentz, D.; Van de Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Abecasis, A. B.; Albert, Jan; Hamouda, O.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Ku¨cherer, C.; Struck, D.; Schmit, J. -C; Vercauteren, J.; A˚sjo¨, B.; Balotta, Claudia; Beshkov, Danail; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Clotet, B.; Coughlan, S.; Griskevicius, A.; Grossman, Z.; Horban, A.; Kolupajeva, T.; Korn, K.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Liitsola, K.; Linka, M.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Paredes, R.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Sto¨ckl, E.; So¨nnerborg, A.; Stanekova, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Puchhammer-Stockl, E.; Sarcletti, M.; Schmied, B.; Geit, M.; Balluch, G.; Vandamme, A. -M; Vercauteren, J.; Derdelinckx, I.; Sasse, A.; Bogaert, M.; Ceunen, H.; De Roo, A.; De Wit, S.; Echahidi, F.; Fransen, K.; Goffard, J. -C; Goubau, P.; Goudeseune, E.; Yombi, J. -C; Lacor, P.; Liesnard, C.; Pierard, D.; Rens, R.; Schrooten, Y.; Vaira, D.; Vandekerckhove, L. P. R.; Van den Heuvel, A.; Van Der Gucht, B.; Van Ranst, M.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Vandercam, B.; Vekemans, M.; Verhofstede, C.; Clumeck, N.; Van Laethem, K.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Bruckova, M.; Linka, M.; Machala, L.; Nielsen, C.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Gerstoft, J.; Mathiesen, L.; Pedersen, C.; Nielsen, H.; Laursen, A.; Kvinesdal, B.; Salminen, M.; Ristola, M.; Liitsola, K.; Suni, J.; Sutinen, J.; Korn, K.; Ku¨cherer, C.; Berg, T.; Braun, P.; Poggensee, G.; Da¨umer, M.; Eberle, J.; Heiken, H.; Kaiser, R.; Knechten, H.; Mu¨ller, H.; Neifer, S.; Schmidt, B.; Walter, H.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, B.; Harrer, T.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Hatzakis, Angelos E.; Magiorkinis, Emmanouil N.; Hatzitheodorou, Eleni; Haida, Catherine; Zavitsanou, Assimina; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Lazanas, Marios C.; Chini, Maria C.; Magafas, N.; Tsogas, Nickolaos; Paparizos, Vassilios A.; Kourkounti, Sofia; Antoniadou, Anastasia C.; Papadopoulos, Antonios I.; Panagopoulos, Periklis; Poulakou, Garyphallia G.; Sakka, V.; Chryssos, Georgios; Drimis, Stylianos; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Lelekis, Moyssis I.; Chilomenos, G.; Psichogiou, Mina A.; Daikos, George L.; Panos, George; Haratsis, G.; Kordossis, Theodore; Kontos, Athanasios N.; Koratzanis, Georgios; Theodoridou, Maria C.; Mostrou, Glykeria J.; Spoulou, Vana I.; Coughlan, S.; De Gascun, C.; Byrne, C.; Duffy, M.; Bergin, C.; Reidy, D.; Farrell, G.; Lambert, J.; O'Connor, E.; Rochford, A.; Low, J.; Coakely, P.; O'Dea, S.; Hall, W.; Grossman, Z.; Levi, I.; Chemtob, D.; Balotta, Claudia; Riva, C.; Mussini, C.; Caramma, I.; Capetti, A.; Colombo, M. C.; Rossi, C.; Prati, F.; Tramuto, F.; Vitale, F.; Ciccozzi, M.; Angarano, G.; Rezza, G.; Schmit, J. C.; Struck, D.; Hemmer, R.; Arendt, V.; Staub, T.; Schneider, F.; Roman, F.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; van Kessel, A.; van Bentum, P. H. M.; Brinkman, K.; op de Coul, E. L.; van der Ende, M. E.; Hoepelman, I.; van Kasteren, M.; Juttmann, J.; Kuipers, M.; Langebeek, N.; Richter, C.; Santegoets, R.; Schrijnders-Gudde, L.; Schuurman, R.; van de Ven, B. J. M.; A˚sjo¨, B.; Ormaasen, V.; Aavitsland, P.; Horban, A.; Stanczak, J. J.; Stanczak, G. P.; Firlag-Burkacka, E.; Wiercinska-Drapalo, A.; Jablonowska, E.; Malolepsza, E.; Leszczyszyn-Pynka, M.; Szata, W.; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Palma, C.; Borges, F.; Paixa&tild; o, T.; Duque, V.; Araújo, F.; Jevtovic, D.; Salemovic, D.; Stanekova, D.; Habekova, M.; Mokráš, Miloš; Truska, P.; Poljak, M.; Lunar, M.; Babic, Dunja Z.; Tomazic, J.; Vidmar, L.; Vovko, T.; Karner, P.; Clotet, B.; Domingo, P.; Galindo, M. J.; Miralles, C.; del Pozo, M. A.; Ribera, E.; Iribarren, J. A.; Ruiz, L.; de la Torre, J.; Vidal, F.; Garcia, F.; Paredes, R.; Albert, Jan; Heidarian, A.; Aperia-Peipke, K.; Axelsson, M.; Mild, M.; Karlsson, A.; So¨nnerborg, A.; Thalme, A.; Nave´r, L.; Bratt, G.; Karlsson, A.; Blaxhult, A.; Gissle´n, M.; Svennerholm, B.; Bergbrant, I.; Björkman, Per; Sa¨ll, C.; Mellgren, A˚; Lindholm, A.; Kuylenstierna, N.; Montelius, R.; Azimi, F.; Johansson, B.; Carlsson, M.; Johansson, E.; Ljungberg, B.; Ekvall, H.; Strand, A.; Ma¨kitalo, S.; o¨berg, S.; Holmblad, P.; Ho¨fer, M.; Holmberg, H.; Josefson, P.; Ryding, U. (2014)
      Background: One out of ten newly diagnosed patients in Europe was infected with a virus carrying a drug resistant mutation. We analysed the patterns over time for transmitted drug resistance mutations (TDRM) using data ...