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      Biphasic modeling of brain tumor biomechanics and response to radiation treatment 

      Angeli, S.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2016)
      Biomechanical forces are central in tumor progression and response to treatment. This becomes more important in brain cancers where tumors are surrounded by tissues with different mechanical properties. Existing mathematical ...
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      Causes, consequences, and remedies for growth-induced solid stress in murine and human tumors 

      Stylianopoulos, T.; Martin, J. D.; Chauhan, V. P.; Jain, S. R.; Diop-Frimpong, B.; Bardeesy, N.; Smith, B. L.; Ferrone, C. R.; Hornicek, F. J.; Boucher, Y.; Munn, L. L.; Jain, R. K. (2012)
      The presence of growth-induced solid stresses in tumors has been suspected for some time, but these stresses were largely estimated using mathematical models. Solid stresses can deform the surrounding tissues and compress ...
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      Coevolution of solid stress and interstitial fluid pressure in tumors during progression: Implications for vascular collapse 

      Stylianopoulos, T.; Martin, J. D.; Snuderl, M.; Mpekris, F.; Jain, S. R.; Jain, R. K. (2013)
      The stress harbored by the solid phase of tumors is known as solid stress. Solid stress can be either applied externally by the surrounding normal tissue or induced by the tumor itself due to its growth. Fluid pressure is ...
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      COL4A3/COL4A4 mutations producing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and renal failure in thin basement membrane nephropathy 

      Voskarides, Konstantinos; Damianou, Loukas; Neocleous, Vassos; Zouvani, Ioanna; Christodoulidou, Stalo; Hadjiconstantinou, Valsamakis E.; Ioannou, Kyriakos; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Patsias, Charalambos; Alexopoulos, Efstathios; Pierides, Alkis M.; Kyriacou, Kyriacos C.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2007)
      Mutations in the COL4A3/COL4A4 genes of type IV collagen have been found in ∼40% of cases of thin basement membrane nephropathy, which is characterized by microscopic hematuria and is classically thought to cause proteinuria ...
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      A correlative study of quantitative EMG and biopsy findings in 31 patients with myopathies 

      Dardiotis, Efthymios; Papathanasiou, Eleftherios Stelios; Vonta, Filia; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Zamba-Papanicolaou, Eleni; Kyriakides, Theodoros (2011)
      A direct correlation of QEMG with muscle biopsy findings might help delineate the sensitivity of QEMG in identifying muscle pathology as well as provide information on electrophysiological-histological correlations. In a ...
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      Distribution of epidermal growth factor receptors in normal and neoplastic mammary tissues 

      Mehta, R. G.; Mehta, R. R.; Constantinou, Andreas I.; Moon, R. C. (1995)
      Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is considered to be mitogenic for proliferation of mammary glands in animals. The action of EGF is mediated by specific EGF receptors (EGF-R). In the present study, we investigated distribution ...
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      Environmental aspects of VOCs evolved in the early stages of human decomposition 

      Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Agapiou, Agapios; Spiliopoulou, C.; Pallis, George C.; Sianos, Efstathios (2007)
      In the present study, the time profile, measured as "accumulation", of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced during the early stages of human decomposition was investigated. A human cadaver was placed in a sealed bag ...
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      Evidence for activation of the unfolded protein response in collagen iv nephropathies 

      Pieri, Myrtani; Stefanou, Charalambos; Zaravinos, Apostolos; Erguler, K.; Stylianou, Konstantinos G.; Lapathitis, Georgios; Karaiskos, Christos; Savva, Isavella; Paraskeva, Revekka; Dweep, H.; Sticht, C.; Anastasiadou, Natassa; Zouvani, Ioanna; Goumenos, Dimitrios S.; Felekkis, Kyriacos N.; Saleem, M.; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Gretz, N.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2014)
      Thin-basement-membrane nephropathy (TBMN) and Alport syndrome (AS) are progressive collagen IV nephropathies caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. These nephropathies invariably present with microscopic hematuria and ...
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      Evidence for high-risk haplotypes and (CGG)n expansion in fragile X syndrome in the hellenic population of Greece and Cyprus 

      Syrrou, Maria; Patsalis, Philippos C.; Georgiou, Ioannis A.; Hadjimarcou, Michael I.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Pagoulatos, G. (1996)
      The expansion of the trinucleotide repeat (CGG)n in successive generations through maternal meiosis is the cause of fragile X syndrome. Analysis of CA repeat polymorphisms flanking the FMR-1 gene provides evidence of a ...
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      Greek Cypriot allele and genotype frequencies for amplitype® PM-DQA1 and D1S80 loci 

      Cariolou, Marios A.; Manoli, Panayiotis; Christoforou, Maria; Bashiardes, Evy; Karagrigoriou, Alex; Budowle, Bruce (1998)
      A sample from the Greek Cypriot population was typed at seven forensically important PCR-based loci: LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, GC, HLA-DQA1, and D1S80. The results showed that all loci meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations and ...
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      The identification and characterization of KRAB-domain-containing zinc finger proteins 

      Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Gilbert, J.; Bartlett, R. J.; Herbstreith, M.; Roses, A. D.; Lee, J. E. (1992)
      The zinc finger motif is a highly conserved tandemly repeated sequence of 28-30 amino acids that was first identified in transcription factor TFIIIA from Xenopus laevis. Subsequently, similar motifs were found and characterized ...
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      Improved detection of breast cancer nuclei using modular neural networks 

      Schnorrenberg, F.; Tsapatsoulis, Nicolas; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Schizas, Christos N.; Kollias, S.; Vassiliou, M.; Adamou, Adamos K.; Kyriacou, Kyriacos C. (2000)
      A modular neural network-based approach to detect and classify breast cancer nuclei stained for steroid receptors in hispathological sections is evaluated. The system named biopsy analysis support system (BASS) is designed ...
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      MeDIP real-time qPCR of maternal peripheral blood reliably identifies trisomy 21 

      Tsaliki, Evdokia; Papageorgiou, Elisavet A.; Spyrou, Christiana; Koumbaris, George L.; Kypri, Elena; Kyriakou, Skevi; Sotiriou, Chrysovalanto; Touvana, Evi; Keravnou, Anna; Karagrigoriou, Alex; Lamnissou, Klea; Velissariou, Voula; Patsalis, Philippos C. (2012)
      Objective: To reevaluate the efficiency of the 12 differentially methylated regions (DMRs) used in the methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (real-time qPCR) based ...
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      MRI-based morphological modeling, synthesis and characterization of cardiac tissue-mimicking materials 

      Kossivas, Fotis; Angeli, Stelios I.; Kafouris, Demetris; Patrickios, Costas S.; Tzagarakis, V.; Constantinides, Christakis (2012)
      This study uses standard synthetic methodologies to produce tissue-mimicking materials that match the morphology and emulate the in vivo murine and human cardiac mechanical and imaging characteristics, with dynamic mechanical ...
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      Multistage nanoparticle delivery system for deep penetration into tumor tissue 

      Wong, C.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Cui, J.; Martin, J.; Chauhan, V. P.; Jiang, W.; Popovic, Z.; Jain, R. K.; Bawendi, M. G.; Fukumura, D. (2011)
      Current Food and Drug Administration-approved cancer nanotherapeutics, which passively accumulate around leaky regions of the tumor vasculature because of an enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect, have provided ...
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      Mutation in a gene for type I procollagen (COL1A2) in a woman with postmenopausal osteoporosis: Evidence for phenotypic and genotypic overlap with mild osteogenesis imperfecta 

      Spotila, L. D.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Sereda, L.; Ganguly, A.; Riggs, B. L.; Prockop, D. J. (1991)
      Mutations in the two genes for type I collagen (COL1A1 or COL1A2) cause osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a heritable disease characterized by moderate to extreme brittleness of bone early in life. Here we show that a 52-year-old ...
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      Neural Network Models in EMG Diagnosis 

      Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Schizas, Christos N.; Middleton, Lefkos T. (1995)
      In the past years, several computer-aided quantitative motor unit action potential (MUAP) techniques were reported. It is now possible to add to these techniques the capability of automated medical diagnosis so that all ...
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      New miRNA profiles accurately distinguish renal cell carcinomas and upper tract urothelial carcinomas from the normal kidney 

      Zaravinos, Apostolos; Lambrou, George I.; Mourmouras, Nikos; Katafygiotis, Patroklos; Papagregoriou, Gregory N.; Giannikou, Krinio; Delakas, Dimitrios S.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2014)
      Background: Upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UT-UC) can invade the pelvicalyceal system making differential diagnosis of the various histologically distinct renal cell carcinoma (RCC) subtypes and UT-UC, difficult. Correct ...
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      NPHS2 screening with SURVEYOR in Hellenic children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome 

      Voskarides, Konstantinos; Makariou, Christiana; Papagregoriou, Gregory N.; Stergiou, Nikolaos; Printza, Nikoleta G.; Alexopoulos, Efstathios; Elia, Avraam; Papachristou, Fotios Th; Pierides, Alkis M.; Georgaki, Eleni; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2008)
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      PKD2, a gene for polycystic kidney disease that encodes an integral membrane protein 

      Mochizuki, Toshio; Wu, G.; Hayashi, Tomohito; Xenophontos, Stavroulla L.; Veldhuisen, B.; Saris, J. J.; Reynolds, D. M.; Cai, Y.; Gabow, P. A.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Kimberling, W. J.; Breuning, M. H.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Peters, D. J. M.; Somlo, Stefan (1996)
      A second gene for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease was identified by positional cloning. Nonsense mutations in this gene (PKD2) segregated with the disease in three PKD2 families. The predicted 968-amino acid ...