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    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Genetic Characterization of a Novel HIV-1 Circulating Recombinant Form (CRF91_cpx) and Identification of Three Additional Putative CRFs: Increased Prevalence of URFs and CRFs in the Polyphyletic HIV-1 Infection in Cyprus. 

      Georgiou, Vasilis (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-27)
      HIV is characterized by a high degree of genetic variation, as it is evident from numerous genetically distinct subtypes (within the major group M) and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs). The genetic diversity of HIV is ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Recombinant Poliovirus a therapeutic agent for Cancer 

      Mbonu, Helen (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05)
      Cancer is a leading cause of global mortality, and its burden is growing despite the availability of standard treatment methods. Genetically and Morphologically tumor cells differ from normal cells. However, cancers arise ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Spatiotemporal vocal interactions in a ground-dwelling Neotropical passerine 

      Elia, Stavroula (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-11)
      In many species, communication involves an exchange of information between the sender and the receiver, by using different types of signals. Among the different types of communication, acoustic communication has been studied ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      The nexus between circRNA and prostate cancer from the complex interventions to treatment expectation 

      Alshikh Saleh, Ahmad (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-20)
      Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a kind of RNA that results through a non-regular process known as alternative splicing. Because of their possible regulatory activities during gene expression, circRNAs have lately sparked ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Hypomethylation of Alu Elements in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 

      Prodromou, Marios (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-10)
      CLL is a malignant disease characterized by the uncontrolled clonal proliferation of small, mature-appearing neoplastic dysfunctional CD5+ B lymphocytes in which is driven by changes in DNA methylation. Genetic alterations ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Samples Using Mismatch-Tolerant Molecular Beacons and Real-Time RT-PCR 

      Stathi, Georgia (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-14)
      Infectious diseases that arise from pathogens are considered as a major threat towards global public health. Most recently, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Reproductive biology and growth of the alien Red Sea goatfish Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1976) off the coast of Cyprus 

      Saemundsson, Sigurdur (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-15)
      Goatfish (family Mullidae) are of great commercial and economical importance around the world, including in the Mediterranean Sea, where six goatfish species have been recorded. Four of those species are alien to the ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Inhibition of Focal Adhesion Kinase as an anti-metastatic therapy 

      Dionysi, Eleni N. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-07)
      Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, has a physiological role in cell migration, cell survival, wound healing, and cell cycle progression, via both kinase-dependent and kinase-independent functions. ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      The genetic basis of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) in two Cypriot Families and the development of a robust PKD1 and PKD2 mutation screening test using amplicon-based Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) 

      Petrou, Avgousta (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-11)
      Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common hereditary kidney diseases, with a frequency of 1 in 1000 people in the general population. This progressive disorder is mainly caused by ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Bacterial Species Antagonizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection 

      Grivogiannis, Evangelos (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-27)
      Microbial species rarely exist in isolation in nature. Epithelial interfaces, such as the bilaterian intestine or the mammalian lung, harbour polymicrobial communities increasing infection complexity at these sites. We ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Gene therapies and their potential application in Type 1 Diabetes 

      Kyriakou, Mikaella K. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-14)
      Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune metabolic disorder, that arises due to autoimmune destruction of the β-cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. As a result, there is insufficient insulin production and ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Modelling Glioblastoma Angiogenesis in Drosophila larvae 

      Konstantinou, Anna G. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-27)
      Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common malignant type of cancer of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and is characterized as highly angiogenic. Poor prognosis combined with short lifespan after diagnosis (⁓18 ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      Molecular mechanisms that Hepatitis B virus uses to induce Hepatocellular Carcinoma 

      Frangou, Antrea (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2020-12-07)
      Hepatitis B is an infectious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is a small DNA virus that mainly affects hepatocytes, which are the main liver cells, and it has the ability to replicate by reverse ...
    • Master Thesis  Open Access

      The amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and its current treatment 

      Komodromou, Artemis A. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2020-12-14)
      Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is the commonest cause of dementia in the elderly population worldwide. It is a multifactorial disorder, characterized by extracellular β-amyloid peptide ...