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      Cationic star polymer siRNA transfectants interconnected with a piperazine-based cationic cross-linker 

      Pafiti, Kyriaki S.; Patrickios, Costas S.; Georgiou, Theoni K.; Yamasaki, E. N.; Mastroyiannopoulos, Nikolaos P.; Phylactou, Leonidas A. (2012)
      Cationic star polymers of 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) were prepared via the "arm-first" method under group transfer polymerization (GTP) conditions, and were interconnected using a novel, hydrophilic, ...
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      Effects of CCR5-Δ32, CCR2-64I, and SDF-1 3′ a alleles on HIV-1 disease progression: An international meta-analysis of individual-patient data 

      Ioannidis, J. P. A.; Rosenberg, P. S.; Goedert, J. J.; Ashton, L. J.; Benfield, T. L.; Buchbinder, S. P.; Coutinho, R. A.; Eugen-Olsen, J.; Gallart, T.; Katzenstein, T. L.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Kuipers, H.; Louie, L. G.; Mallal, S. A.; Margolick, J. B.; Martinez, O. P.; Meyer, L.; Michael, N. L.; Operskalski, E.; Pantaleo, G.; Rizzardi, G. P.; Schuitemaker, H.; Sheppard, H. W.; Stewart, G. J.; Theodorou, I. D.; Ullum, H.; Vicenzi, E.; Vlahov, D.; Wilkinson, D.; Workman, C.; Zagury, J. -F; O'Brien, T. R. (2001)
      Background: Studies relating certain chemokine and chemokine receptor gene alleles with the outcome of HIV-1 infection have yielded inconsistent results. Objective: To examine postulated associations of genetic alleles ...
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      Increased molecular divergence of two endemic Trachelipus (Isopoda, Oniscidea) species from Greece reveals patterns not congruent with current taxonomy 

      Parmakelis, A.; Klossa-Kilia, E.; Kilias, G.; Triantis, Kostas A.; Sfenthourakis, Spyros (2008)
      In the present study, we employed three mitochondrial DNA genetic markers in a phylogenetic analysis aiming at the delineation of the relationships amongst nominal Trachelipus kytherensis populations, as well as between ...
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      The Ink4/Arf locus is a barrier for iPS cell reprogramming 

      Li, H.; Collado, M.; Villasante, A.; Strati, Katerina; Ortega, S.; Cãamero, M.; Blasco, M. A.; Serrano, M. (2009)
      The mechanisms involved in the reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by the three transcription factors Oct4 (also known as Pou5f1), Klf4 and Sox2 remain poorly understood. The ...
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      Intein-mediated site-specific conjugation of Quantum Dots to proteins in vivo 

      Charalambous, Anna; Andreou, Maria I.; Skourides, Paris A. (2009)
      We describe an intein based method to site-specifically conjugate Quantum Dots (QDs) to target proteins in vivo. This approach allows the covalent conjugation of any nanostructure and/or nanodevice to any protein and thus ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  

      Investigating the epidemiology of West Nile virus in its primary hosts and potential vectors in Cyprus 

      Pallari, Chryso Th. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12)
      Ο ιός του Δυτικού Νείλου (ΙΔΝ) είναι ένα παθογόνο που μεταδίδεται μέσω των κουνουπιών προκαλώντας μολύνσεις σε ανθρώπους, άλογα και πτηνά. Στη φύση ο ΙΔΝ διατηρείται σε ενζωοτικό κύκλο μεταξύ πτηνών και κουνουπιών, με τα ...
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      Involvement of host DNA gyrase in growth of bacteriophage T5 

      Constantinou, Andreas I.; Voelkel-Meiman, K.; Sternglanz, R.; McCorquodale, M. M.; McCorquodale, D. J. (1986)
      Bacteriophage T5 did not grow at the nonpermissive temperature of 42°C in Escherichia coli carrying a temperature-sensitive mutation in gyrB [gyrB(Ts)], but it did grow in gyrA(Ts) mutants at 42°C. These findings indicate ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      MicroRNAs as modifiers of phenotype in glomerular disease and as potential regulators of gene transcription 

      Papagregoriou, Gregoris (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2012-05)
      Η φαινοτυπική ετερογένεια σε σπειραματικές νεφρικές νόσους, δεν μπορεί να εξηγηθεί από μεταλλάξεις που εντοπίζονται σε γονίδια σχετικά με αυτές. Συνεπώς, είναι πιθανόν να εμπλέκονται τροποποιητικά γονίδια. Υποθέσαμε πως ...
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      Neural hyperplasia induced by RNA interference with m4/mα gene activity 

      Nagel, A. C.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Wech, I.; Maier, D.; Delidakis, Christos; Preiss, A. (2000)
      The E(spl) complex (E(spl)-C) contains three different classes of genes that are downstream of Notch signaling. The bHLH genes mediate the Notch signal by repressing proneural gene activity, for example during the ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      The potential role of miR-548c-5p in regulating FOXC2 transcription in differentiating human podocytes 

      Christofides, Andrea T. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2019-12)
      Τα ποδοκύτταρα είναι διαφοροποιημένα επιθηλιακά σπειραματικά κύτταρα και αποτελούν μέρος του φραγμού σπειραματικής διήθησης στο σπείραμα κάθε νεφρώνα. Ο πρώτος μοριακός δείκτης που εμφανίζεται στα ποδοκύτταρα είναι ο ...
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      Silencing of human polycomb target genes is associated with methylation of histone H3 Lys 27 

      Kirmizis, Antonis; Bartley, S. M.; Kuzmichev, A.; Margueron, R.; Reinberg, D.; Green, R.; Farnham, P. J. (2004)
      Polycomb group (PcG) complexes 2 and 3 are involved in transcriptional silencing. These complexes contain a histone lysine methyltransferase (HKMT) activity that targets different lysine residues on histones H1 or H3 in ...
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      Split-Inteins for Simultaneous, site-specific conjugation of Quantum Dots to multiple protein targets In vivo 

      Charalambous, Anna; Antoniades, Ioanna; Christodoulou, Neophytos; Skourides, Paris A. (2011)
      Background: Proteins labelled with Quantum Dots (QDs) can be imaged over long periods of time with ultrahigh spatial and temporal resolution, yielding important information on the spatiotemporal dynamics of proteins within ...
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      The substitution of arginine for glycine 85 of the α1(I) procollagen chain results in mild osteogenesis imperfecta. The mutation provides direct evidence for three discrete domains of cooperative melting of intact type I collagen 

      Deak, S. B.; Scholz, P. M.; Amenta, P. S.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Levi-Minzi, S. A.; Gonzalez-Lavin, L.; Mackenzie, J. W. (1991)
      We report a case of mild osteogenesis imperfecta in a 56-year-old male undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery. The primary defect in this patient was the substitution of arginine for glycine 85 in one of the two chains ...
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      Trophoblast-specific gene manipulation using lentivirus-based vectors 

      Georgiades, Pantelis; Cox, B.; Gertsenstein, M.; Chawengsaksophak, K.; Rossant, J. (2007)
      The trophoblast layers of the mammalian placenta carry out many complex functions required to pattern the developing embryo and maintain its growth and survival in the uterine environment. Genetic disruption of many gene ...