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      The bacterial metabolite 2-aminoacetophenone promotes association of pathogenic bacteria with flies 

      Kapsetaki, Stefania Elisavet; Tzelepis, Ilias; Avgousti, Kalodoti; Livadaras, Ioannis; Garantonakis, Nikos G.; Varikou, Kyriaki N.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos (2014)
      Bacteria contaminate insects and secrete metabolites that may affect insect behaviour and potentially fitness through unknown mechanisms. Here we show that the 'grape-like' odorant 2-aminoacetophenone (2AA), secreted by ...
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      Direct conversion of mouse embryonic fibroblasts into functional keratinocytes through transient expression of pluripotency-related genes 

      Iacovides, D.; Rizki, G.; Lapathitis, Georgios; Strati, K. (2016)
      The insufficient ability of specialized cells such as neurons, cardiac myocytes, and epidermal cells to regenerate after tissue damage poses a great challenge to treat devastating injuries and ailments. Recent studies ...
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      Hyaluronan-Derived Swelling of Solid Tumors, the Contribution of Collagen and Cancer Cells, and Implications for Cancer Therapy 

      Voutouri, C.; Polydorou, C.; Papageorgis, P.; Gkretsi, V.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2016)
      Despite the important role that mechanical forces play in tumor growth and therapy, the contribution of swelling to tumor mechanopathology remains unexplored. Tumors rich in hyaluronan exhibit a highly negative fixed charge ...
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      New antimony(III) halide complexes with dithiocarbamate ligands derived from thiuram degradation: The effect of the molecule's close contacts on in vitro cytotoxic activity 

      Urgut, O. S.; Ozturk, I. I.; Banti, Christina N.; Kourkoumelis, Nikolaos; Manoli, Maria; Tasiopoulos, Anastasios J.; Hadjikakou, Sotiris K. (2016)
      Antimony(III) halide complexes of the formulae {[SbBr(Me2DTC)2]n} (1), {[SbI(Me2DTC)2]n} (2) and {[(Me2DTC)2Sb(μ2-I)Sb(Me2DTC)2]+.I3-} (3) (Me2DTC = dimethyldithiocarbomate) were synthesized from SbX3, (X = Br or I) and ...
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      New compstatin peptides containing n-terminal extensions and non-natural amino acids exhibit potent complement inhibition and improved solubility characteristics 

      Gorham, R. D.; Forest, D. L.; Khoury, G. A.; Smadbeck, J.; Beecher, C. N.; Healy, E. D.; Tamamis, Phanourios; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Larive, C. K.; Floudas, C. A.; Radeke, M. J.; Johnson, L. V.; Morikis, D. (2015)
      Compstatin peptides are complement inhibitors that bind and inhibit cleavage of complement C3. Peptide binding is enhanced by hydrophobic interactions
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      Patterns of transmitted HIV drug resistance in Europe vary by risk group 

      Frentz, D.; Van De Vijver, D.; Abecasis, A. B.; Albert, Jan; Hamouda, O.; Jørgensen, L.; Kücherer, C.; Struck, D.; Schmit, J. -C; Vercauteren, J.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Balotta, Claudia; Bergin, C.; Beshkov, Danail; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Clotet, B.; Griskevicius, A.; Grossman, Z.; Horban, A.; Kolupajeva, T.; Korn, K.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Linka, K. L. M.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Paredes, R.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Stöckl, E.; Sönnerborg, A.; Stanekova, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Vandamme, A. -M; Boucher, C.; Wensing, A. (2014)
      Background: In Europe, a continuous programme (SPREAD) has been in place for ten years to study transmission of drug resistant HIV. We analysed time trends of transmitted drug resistance mutations (TDRM) in relation to the ...
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      Primary resistance to integrase strand-transfer inhibitors in Europe 

      Moutschen, M.; Casadellà, M.; van Ham, P. M.; Noguera-Julian, M.; van Kessel, A.; Pou, C.; Hofstra, Laura Marije Arije; Santos, J. R.; Garcia, F.; Struck, D.; Alexiev, Ivailo; Bakken Kran, A. M.; Hoepelman, A. I.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Somogyi, Sybille; Liitsola, K.; Linka, M.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Stöckl, E.; Staneková, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Van Laethem, K.; Zidovec Lepej, S.; Clotet, B.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Paredes, R.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Puchhammer-Stöckl, 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.; 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.; Beshkov, Danail; Alexiev, Ivailo; Zidovec Lepej, S.; Begovac, J.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Linka, M.; Machala, L.; Maly, M.; Nielsen, C.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Gerstoft, J.; Mathiesen, L.; Pedersen, C.; Nielsen, H.; Laursen, A.; Kvinesdal, B.; Liitsola, K.; Ristola, M.; Suni, J.; Sutinen, J.; Hamouda, O.; Kücherer, C.; Berg, T.; Braun, P.; Poggensee, G.; Däumer, M.; Eberle, J.; Heiken, H.; Kaiser, R.; Knechten, H.; Korn, K.; Müller, 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.; Sabatakou, H.; Panos, George; Haratsis, G.; Kordossis, Theodore; Kontos, Athanasios N.; Koratzanis, Georgios; Theodoridou, Maria C.; Mostrou, Glykeria J.; Spoulou, Vana I.; Schmit, J. C.; Struck, D.; Hemmer, R.; Arendt, V.; Staub, T.; Schneider, F.; Roman, F.; Wensing, A. M.; Boucher, C. A.; van de Vijver, D. A.; van Kessel, A.; van, P. H.; Brinkman, K.; Op de, E. L.; van der Ende, M. E.; Hoepelman, I. M.; van Kasteren, M.; Juttmann, J.; Kuipers, M.; Langebeek, N.; Richter, C.; Santegoets, R. M.; Schrijnders-Gudde, L.; Schuurman, R.; van de Ven, B. J.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Bakken, A. M.; Ormaasen, V.; Aavitsland, P.; Otelea, D.; Paraschiv, S.; Tudor, A. M.; 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.; Garcia, F.; Domingo, P.; Galindo, M. J.; Miralles, C.; Del, M. A.; Ribera, E.; Iribarren, J. A.; Ruiz, L.; de la Torre, J.; Vidal, F.; Garcia, F.; Paredes, R. (2015)
      Objectives: The objective of this study was to define the natural genotypic variation of the HIV-1 integrase gene across Europe for epidemiological surveillance of integrase strand-transfer inhibitor (InSTI) resistance. ...
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      RAAS inhibition and the course of Alport syndrome 

      Savva, Isavella; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2016)
      Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary progressive glomerulonephritis with a high life-time risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Most patients will reach ESRD before the age of 30 years, while a subset of them with milder ...
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      Role of TGFβ in regulation of the tumor microenvironment and drug delivery (review) 

      Papageorgis, P.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2015)
      Deregulation of cell signaling homeostasis is a predominant feature of cancer initiation and progression. Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) is a pleiotropic cytokine, which regulates numerous biological processes of ...
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      Role of vascular normalization in benefit from metronomic chemotherapy 

      Mpekris, F.; Baish, J. W.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Jain, R. K. (2017)
      Metronomic dosing of chemotherapy - defined as frequent administration at lower doses - has been shown to be more efficacious than maximum tolerated dose treatment in preclinical studies, and is currently being tested in ...
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      Selective activation of TNFR1 and NF-ΚB inhibition by a novel biyouyanagin analogue promotes apoptosis in acute leukemia cells 

      Savva, Christiana G.; Totokotsopoulos, S.; Nicolaou, K. C.; Neophytou, Christiana M.; Constantinou, Andreas I. (2016)
      Background: Acquired resistance towards apoptosis is a hallmark of cancer. Elimination of cells bearing activated oncogenes or stimulation of tumor suppressor mediators may provide a selection pressure to overcome resistance. ...
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      The Solid Mechanics of Cancer and Strategies for Improved Therapy 

      Stylianopoulos, T. (2017)
      Tumor progression and response to treatment is determined in large part by the generation of mechanical stresses that stem from both the solid and the fluid phase of the tumor. Furthermore, elevated solid stress levels can ...
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      Stress-mediated progression of solid tumors: effect of mechanical stress on tissue oxygenation, cancer cell proliferation, and drug delivery 

      Mpekris, F.; Angeli, S.; Pirentis, A. P.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2015)
      Oxygen supply plays a central role in cancer cell proliferation. While vascular density increases at the early stages of carcinogenesis, mechanical solid stresses developed during growth compress tumor blood vessels and, ...
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      Transmission of HIV drug resistance and the predicted effect on current first-line regimens in Europe 

      Moutschen, M.; Hofstra, Laura Marije Arije; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Albert, Jan; Alexiev, Ivailo; Garcia, F.; Struck, D.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Beshkov, Danail; Coughlan, S.; Descamps, D.; Griskevicius, A.; Hamouda, O.; Horban, A.; Van Kasteren, M.; Kolupajeva, T.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Liitsola, K.; Linka, M.; Mor, O.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Paredes, R.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Stöckl, E.; Sönnerborg, A.; Staneková, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Van Laethem, K.; Zazzi, M.; Lepej, S. Z.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Schmit, J. -C; Wensing, A. M. J.; 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.; Beshkov, Danail; Alexiev, Ivailo; Lepej, S. Z.; Begovac, J.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Linka, M.; Maly, M.; Machala, L.; Nielsen, C.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Gerstoft, J.; Mathiesen, L.; Pedersen, C.; Nielsen, H.; Laursen, A.; Kvinesdal, B.; Liitsola, K.; Ristola, M.; Suni, J.; Sutinen, J.; Descamps, D.; Assoumou, L.; Castor, G.; Grude, M.; Flandre, P.; Storto, A.; Hamouda, O.; Kücherer, C.; Berg, T.; Braun, P.; Poggensee, G.; Däumer, M.; Eberle, J.; Heiken, H.; Kaiser, R.; Knechten, H.; Korn, K.; Müller, H.; Neifer, S.; Schmidt, B.; Walter, H.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, B.; Harrer, T.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Hatzakis, Angelos E.; Zavitsanou, Assimina; Vassilakis, A.; Lazanas, Marios C.; Chini, Maria C.; Lioni, A.; Sakka, V.; Kourkounti, Sofia; Paparizos, Vassilios A.; Antoniadou, Anastasia C.; Papadopoulos, Antonios I.; Poulakou, Garyphallia G.; Katsarolis, I.; Protopapas, K.; Chryssos, Georgios; Drimis, Stylianos; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Xylomenos, Georgios; Lourida, G.; Psichogiou, Mina A.; Daikos, George L.; Sipsas, N. V.; Kontos, Athanasios N.; Gamaletsou, M. N.; Koratzanis, Georgios; Sambatakou, E.; Mariolis, H.; Skoutelis, A.; Papastamopoulos, V.; Georgiou, O.; Panagopoulos, Periklis; Maltezos, E.; 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.; Mor, O.; Levi, I.; Chemtob, D.; Grossman, Z.; Zazzi, M.; De Luca, A.; 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.; Kolupajeva, T.; Kolupajeva, T.; Vasins, O.; Griskevicius, A.; Lipnickiene, V.; Schmit, J. C.; Struck, D.; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Hemmer, R.; Arendt, V.; Michaux, C.; Staub, T.; Sequin-Devaux, C.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Van Kessel, A.; Van Bentum, P. H. M.; Brinkman, K.; Connell, B. J.; Van Der Ende, M. E.; Hoepelman, I. M.; Van Kasteren, M.; Kuipers, M.; Langebeek, N.; Richter, C.; Santegoets, R. M. W. J.; Schrijnders-Gudde, L.; Schuurman, R.; Van De Ven, B. J. M.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Kran, A. -M B.; Ormaasen, V.; Aavitsland, P.; Horban, A.; Stanczak, J. J.; Stanczak, G. P.; Firlag-Burkacka, E.; Wiercinska-Drapalo, A.; Jablonowska, E.; Maolepsza, E.; Leszczyszyn-Pynka, M.; Szata, W.; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Palma, C.; Borges, F.; Paixão, T.; Duque, V.; Araújo, F.; Otelea, D.; Paraschiv, S.; Tudor, A. M.; Cernat, R.; Chiriac, C.; Dumitrescu, F.; Prisecariu, L. J.; Jevtovic, Dj; Salemovic, D.; Stanekova, D.; Habekova, M.; Chabadová, Z.; Drobkova, T.; Bukovinova, P.; Shunnar, A.; Truska, P.; Poljak, M.; Lunar, M.; Babic, Dunja Z.; Tomazic, J.; Vidmar, L.; Vovko, T.; Karner, P.; Garcia, F.; Paredes, R.; Monge, S.; Moreno, S.; Del Amo, J.; Asensi, V.; Sirvent, J. L.; De Mendoza, C.; Delgado, R.; Gutiérrez, F.; Berenguer, J.; Garcia-Bujalance, S.; Stella, Natalia C.; Blanco, J. R.; Dalmau, D.; Rivero, M.; Segura, F.; Elıás, Marıá Jesús Pérez; Alvarez, M.; Chueca, N.; Rodríguez-Martín, C.; Vidal, C.; Palomares, J. C.; Viciana, I.; Viciana, P.; Cordoba, J.; Aguilera, A.; Domingo, P.; Galindo, M. J.; Miralles, C.; Del Pozo, M. A.; Ribera, E.; Iribarren, J. A.; Ruiz, L.; De La Torre, J.; Vidal, F.; Clotet, B.; Albert, Jan; Heidarian, A.; Aperia-Peipke, K.; Axelsson, M.; Mild, M.; Karlsson, A.; Sönnerborg, A.; Thalme, A.; Navér, L.; Bratt, G.; Karlsson, A.; Blaxhult, A.; Gisslén, M.; Svennerholm, B.; Bergbrant, I.; Björkman, Per; Säll, C.; Mellgren, Å.; Lindholm, A.; Kuylenstierna, N.; Montelius, R.; Azimi, F.; Johansson, B.; Carlsson, M.; Johansson, E.; Ljungberg, B.; Ekvall, H.; Strand, A.; Mäkitalo, S.; Öberg, S.; Holmblad, P.; Höfer, M.; Holmberg, H.; Josefson, P.; Ryding, U.; De Los Santos, I. (2016)
      Background. Numerous studies have shown that baseline drug resistance patterns may influence the outcome of antiretroviral therapy. Therefore, guidelines recommend drug resistance testing to guide the choice of initial ...
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      Trends and predictors of transmitted drug resistance (TDR) and clusters with TDR in a local Belgian HIV-1 epidemic 

      Pineda-Peña, A. -C; Schrooten, Y.; Vinken, L.; Ferreira, F.; Li, G.; Trovão, N. S.; Khouri, R.; Derdelinckx, I.; De Munter, P.; Kuc̈herer, C.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Nielsen, C.; Littsola, K.; Wensing, A.; Stanojevic, M.; Paredes, R.; Balotta, Claudia; Albert, Jan; Boucher, C.; Gomez-Lopez, A.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Van Ranst, M.; Vercauteren, J.; Vandamme, A. M.; Van Laethem, K. (2014)
      We aimed to study epidemic trends and predictors for transmitted drug resistance (TDR) in our region, its clinical impact and its association with transmission clusters. We included 778 patients from the AIDS Reference ...
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      Vernonia kotschyana roots: Therapeutic potential via antioxidant activity 

      Vasincu, A.; Paulsen, B. S.; Diallo, D.; Vasincu, I.; Aprotosoaie, A. C.; Bild, V.; Charalambous, Christina; Constantinou, Andreas I.; Miron, A.; Gavrilescu, C. M. (2014)
      The roots of Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Bip. ex Walp. (Asteraceae) are used in Malian traditional medicine in the treatment of gastroduodenal ulcers and gastritis. Since oxidative stress is involved in gastric ulceration, ...