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      Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: Molecular genetics and molecular pathogenesis 

      Koptides, Michael; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2000)
      Mutations in three different genes, PKD1, PKD2 and PKD3, can cause a very similar clinical picture of the autosomal dominant form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Apparently, mutations in the PKD3 gene, which is still ...
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      Caspase-independent pathways of programmed cell death: The unraveling of new targets of cancer therapy? 

      Constantinou, Constantina; Papas, Konstantinos A.; Constantinou, Andreas I. (2009)
      In the past few years, accumulating evidence in the literature supports the existence of pathways of caspase-independent programmed cell death (CI-PCD). These pathways are likely to be acting as 'death backup systems' that ...
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      Chromosome 4 localization of a second gene for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 

      Peters, D. J. M.; Spruit, L.; Saris, J. J.; Ravine, D.; Sandkuijl, L. A.; Fossdal, R.; Boersma, J.; van Eijk, R.; Nørby, S.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Briessenden, J. E.; Frants, R. R.; van Ommen, G. -J B.; Breuning, M. H. (1993)
      Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. A gene defect located on the short arm of chromosome 16 is responsible for the disease in roughly 86% of affected European ...
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      Comparative developmental anatomy of the murine and human definitive placentae 

      Georgiades, Pantelis; Fergyson-Smith, A. C.; Burton, G. J. (2002)
      The placenta of eutherian mammals is a remarkable biological structure. It is composed of both zygote-derived and maternal cells, and mediates the complex interactions between the mother and the fetus that are necessary ...
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      Covalent amphiphilic polymer networks 

      Patrickios, Costas S.; Georgiou, Theoni K. (2003)
      The recent literature on chemically cross-linked amphiphilic polymer networks is reviewed. The main subjects covered are network synthesis, characterization, modeling and applications. Special mention is made to more modern ...
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      Delivering nanomedicine to solid tumors 

      Jain, R. K.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2010)
      Recent advances in nanotechnology have offered new hope for cancer detection, prevention, and treatment. While the enhanced permeability and retention effect has served as a key rationale for using nanoparticles to treat ...
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      Delivery of molecular and nanoscale medicine to tumors: Transport barriers and strategies 

      Chauhan, V. P.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Boucher, Y.; Jain, R. K. (2011)
      Tumors are similar to organs, with unique physiology giving rise to an unusual set of transport barriers to drug delivery. Cancer therapy is limited by nonuniform drug delivery via blood vessels, inhomogeneous drug transport ...
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      Dietary retinoids and carotenoids in rodent models of mammary tumorigenesis 

      Moon, R. C.; Constantinou, Andreas I. (1997)
      In this review of the scientific literature the relationship between retinoids, carotenoids, and mammary carcinogenesis is examined. Several retinoids have shown promise as chemopreventive agents against chemically induced ...
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      DNA variant databases improve test accuracy and phenotype prediction in Alport syndrome 

      Savige, J.; Ars, E.; Cotton, R. G. H.; Crockett, D.; Dagher, H.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Ding, J.; Flinter, F.; Pont-Kingdon, G.; Smaoui, N.; Torra, R.; Storey, H. (2014)
      X-linked Alport syndrome is a form of progressive renal failure caused by pathogenic variants in the COL4A5 gene. More than 700 variants have been described and a further 400 are estimated to be known to individual ...
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      Drosophila melanogaster as a model for human intestinal infection and pathology 

      Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Rahme, L. G. (2011)
      Recent findings concerning Drosophila melanogaster intestinal pathology suggest that this model is well suited for the study of intestinal stem cell physiology during aging, stress and infection. Despite the physiological ...
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      Electron transfer mechanisms 

      Beratan, David N.; Skourtis, Spiros S. (1998)
      The tunneling pathway framework description of protein electron transfer reactions has prompted a lively discussion of how structure and evolution influence electron transfer rates. Recent protein and model system experiments, ...
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      Enthalpic Contribution to Protein Stability: Insights from Atom-Based Calculations and Statistical Mechanics 

      Lazaridis, T.; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Karplus, M. (1995)
      This chapter discusses published analyses of protein stability based on model compound data and outlines the assumptions that have been made. The enthalpy of protein folding is considered and a thermodynamic cycle is used ...
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      Expression of type I procollagen genes. 

      Prockop, D. J.; Kadler, K. E.; Hojima, Y.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Dombrowski, K. E.; Kuivaniemi, H.; Tromp, G.; Vogel, B. (1988)
      All of the type I collagen in connective tissue is the product of one structural gene for the pro alpha 1(I) chain and another for the pro alpha 2(I) chain of type I procollagen. An intriguing question therefore is how the ...
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      Fluctuations in biological and bioinspired electron-transfer reactions 

      Skourtis, Spiros S.; Waldeck, D. H.; Beratan, David N. (2010)
      Central to theories of electron transfer (ET) is the idea that nuclear motion generates a transition state that enables electron flow to proceed, but nuclear motion also induces fluctuations in the donor-acceptor (DA) ...
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      Free energy simulations come of age: Protein-ligand recognition 

      Simonson, T.; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Karplus, M. (2002)
      In recent years, molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecular free energy differences have benefited from significant methodological advances and increased computer power. Applications to molecular recognition provide ...
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      Genomic approaches that aid in the identification of transcription factor target genes 

      Kirmizis, Antonis; Farnham, P. J. (2004)
      It is well-established that deregulation of the transcriptional activity of many different genes has been causatively linked to human diseases. In cancer, altered patterns of gene expression are often the result of the ...
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      Global genetic variation of HIV-1 infection 

      Anastassopoulou, C. G.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2006)
      Variability, both at the population (interhost) as well as at the individual (intrahost) level is a key property of HIV that stems mainly from the inherent infidelity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme that the virus uses ...
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      Hepatitis C virus infection epidemiology among people who inject drugs in europe: A systematic review of data for scaling up treatment and prevention 

      Wiessing, L.; Ferri, M.; Grady, B.; Kantzanou, M.; Sperle, I.; Cullen, K. J.; Hatzakis, Angelos E.; Prins, M.; Vickerman, P.; Lazarus, J. V.; Hope, V. D.; Matheï, C.; Busch, M.; Bollaerts, K.; Bogdanova, V.; Nesheva, E.; Fotsiou, N.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Mravčík, V.; Řehák, V.; Částková, J.; Hobstová, J.; Nechanská, B.; Fouchard, J.; Abel-Ollo, K.; Tefanova, V.; Tallo, T.; Brummer-Korvenkontio, H.; Brisacier, A. -C; Michot, I.; Jauffret-Roustide, M.; Zimmermann, R.; Fotiou, A.; Gazdag, G.; Tarján, A.; Galvin, B.; Thornton, L.; Cruciani, M.; Basso, M.; Karnite, A.; Caplinskiene, I.; Lopes, S.; Origer, A.; Melillo, J.; Camilleri, M.; Demanuele, C. O.; Croes, E.; Op De Coul, E.; Rosińska, M.; Struzik, M.; Martins, M.; Duran, D.; Vilar, G.; Resende, M. E.; Martins, H. C.; Abagiu, A. O.; Ruta, S.; Arama, V.; Kopilovic, B.; Kustec, T.; Klavs, I.; Aleixandre, N. L.; Folch, C.; Bravo, M. J.; Gómez, R. S.; Berglund, T.; Strandberg, J.; Hotho, D.; Van Houdt, S.; Low, A.; Mcdonald, B.; Platt, L.; Kalamara, E.; Giraudon, I.; Groshkova, T.; Palladino, C.; Hutchinson, S.; Ncube, F.; Eramova, I.; Goldberg, D.; Vicente, J.; Griffiths, P. (2014)
      Background: People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population affected by hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment options are improving and may enhance prevention
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      High and low resolution theories of protein electron transfer 

      Skourtis, Spiros S.; Beratan, David N. (1997)
      Protein-mediated electronic interactions facilitate biological electron transfer (ET) reactions. Theory and experiment are being used extensively to establish atomic-scale descriptions of these reactions. The last 20 years ...