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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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      Developmental biology: Our fly cousins' gut 

      Pitsouli, Chrysoula; Perrimon, N. (2008)
      What do we humans have in common with flies? Quite a lot, at least at the cellular and molecular levels. Our intestine, for instance, is similar to that of the fly, not only in function but also in its development and ...
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      Homeostatic interplay between bacterial cell-cell signaling and iron in virulence 

      Hazan, R.; He, J.; Xiao, G.; Dekimpe, V.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Lesic, B.; Astrakas, C.; Déziel, Eric; Lépine, F.; Rahme, L. G. (2010)
      Pathogenic bacteria use interconnected multi-layered regulatory networks, such as quorum sensing (QS) networks to sense and respond to environmental cues and external and internal bacterial cell signals, and thereby adapt ...
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      Involvement of skeletal muscle gene regulatory network in susceptibility to wound infection following trauma 

      Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Mindrinos, M. N.; Xiao, W.; Tegos, G. P.; Papisov, M. I.; Hamblin, M. R.; Davis, R. W.; Tompkins, R. G.; Rahme, L. G. (2007)
      Despite recent advances in our understanding the pathophysiology of trauma, the basis of the predisposition of trauma patients to infection remains unclear. A Drosophila melanogaster/Pseudomonas aeruginosa injury and ...
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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 ...