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      C3 glomerulonephritis/CFHR5 nephropathy is an endemic disease in cyprus: Clinical and molecular findings in 21 families 

      Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Gale, D.; Cook, T.; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Pierides, Alkis M. (2013)
      Microscopic haematuria is the presenting symptom of several conditions, either heritable or acquired. A well-recognized familial condition is Alport syndrome, either of X-linked or autosomal recessive inheritance, as well ...
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      Design of a modified mouse protein with ligand binding properties of its human analog by molecular dynamics simulations: The case of C3 inhibition by compstatin 

      Tamamis, Phanourios; Pierou, P.; Mytidou, C.; Floudas, C. A.; Morikis, D.; Archontis, Georgios Z. (2011)
      The peptide compstatin and its derivatives inhibit the complement-component protein C3 in primate mammals and are potential therapeutic agents against the unregulated activation of complement in humans, but are inactive ...
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      Epistatic Role of the MYH9/APOL1 Region on Familial Hematuria Genes 

      Voskarides, Konstantinos; Demosthenous, Panayiota; Papazachariou, Louiza; Arsali, Maria; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Zavros, Michalis; Stylianou, Konstantinos G.; Xydakis, D.; Daphnis, Eugenios K.; Gale, D. P.; Maxwell, P. H.; Elia, Avraam; Pattaro, C.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2013)
      Familial hematuria (FH) is explained by at least four different genes (see below). About 50% of patients develop late proteinuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We hypothesized that MYH9/APOL1, two closely linked genes ...
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      Familial C3 Glomerulopathy Associated with CFHR5 Mutations: Clinical Characteristics of 91 Patients in 16 Pedigrees 

      Athanasiou, Yiannis; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Gale, D. P.; Damianou, Loukas; Patsias, Charalambos; Zavros, Michalis; Maxwell, P. H.; Cook, H. T.; Demosthenous, Panayiota; Hadjisavvas, Andreas; Kyriacou, Kyriacos C.; Zouvani, Ioanna; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2011)
      Background and objectives Complement factor H and related proteins (CFHR) are key regulators of the alternative complement pathway, where loss of function mutations lead to a glomerulopathy with isolated mesangial C3 ...
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      Novel compstatin family peptides inhibit complement activation by drusen-like deposits in human retinal pigmented epithelial cell cultures 

      Gorham, R. D.; Forest, D. L.; Tamamis, Phanourios; López de Victoria, A.; Kraszni, M.; Kieslich, C. A.; Banna, C. D.; Bellows-Peterson, M. L.; Larive, C. K.; Floudas, C. A.; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Johnson, L. V.; Morikis, D. (2013)
      We have used a novel human retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cell-based model that mimics drusen biogenesis and the pathobiology of age-related macular degeneration to evaluate the efficacy of newly designed peptide ...
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      Proteus and the design of ligand binding sites 

      Polydorides, Savvas; Michael, E.; Mignon, D.; Druart, Karen; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Simonson, T. (2016)
      This chapter describes the organization and use of Proteus, a multitool computational suite for the optimization of protein and ligand conformations and sequences, and the calculation of pKα shifts and relative binding ...
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      The role of molecular genetics in diagnosing familial hematuria(s) 

      Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Voskarides, Konstantinos (2012)
      Familial microscopic hematuria (MH) of glomer-ular origin represents a heterogeneous group of monogenic conditions involving several genes, some of which remain unknown. Recent advances have increased our understanding and ...