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Toll-like receptor 7 deficiency suppresses type 1 diabetes development by modulating B-cell differentiation and function (2021)
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Huang, J., Peng, J., Pearson, J. A., Efthimiou, G., Hu, Y., Tai, N., …Wen, L. (in press). Toll-like receptor 7 deficiency suppresses type 1 diabetes development by modulating B-cell differentiation and function. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41423-020-00590-8

Innate immunity mediated by Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which can recognize pathogen molecular patterns, plays a critical role in type 1 diabetes development. TLR7 is a pattern recognition receptor that senses single-stranded RNAs from viruses and ho... Read More about Toll-like receptor 7 deficiency suppresses type 1 diabetes development by modulating B-cell differentiation and function.

Airborne transmission of biological agents within the indoor built environment: a multidisciplinary review (2022)
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Argyropoulos, C. D., Skoulou, V., Efthimiou, G., & Michopoulos, A. K. (2022). Airborne transmission of biological agents within the indoor built environment: a multidisciplinary review. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-022-01286-w

The nature and airborne dispersion of the underestimated biological agents, monitoring, analysis and transmission among the human occupants into building environment is a major challenge of today. Those agents play a crucial role in ensuring comforta... Read More about Airborne transmission of biological agents within the indoor built environment: a multidisciplinary review.

A guide to pedagogical research for scientists from a biological sciences background (2022)
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Lacey, M. M., & Efthimiou, G. (2022). A guide to pedagogical research for scientists from a biological sciences background. Access Microbiology, 4(8), Article 416. https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000416

How we teach science and engage with the public, particularly in fast moving subjects such as microbiology, are constantly being reflected upon, improved and innovated. This has led to a significant increase of pedagogy publications by microbiology e... Read More about A guide to pedagogical research for scientists from a biological sciences background.

In Silico Genomic and Metabolic Atlas of Limosilactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016: An Insight into Human Health (2022)
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Smythe, P., & Efthimiou, G. (2022). In Silico Genomic and Metabolic Atlas of Limosilactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016: An Insight into Human Health. Microorganisms, 10(7), Article 1341. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10071341

Probiotics are bacterial strains that are known to provide host health benefits. Limosilacto-bacillus reuteri is a well-documented lactic acid bacterium that has been cultured from numerous human sites. The strain investigated was L. reuteri DSM 2001... Read More about In Silico Genomic and Metabolic Atlas of Limosilactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016: An Insight into Human Health.

Association Between Breastfeeding and the Development of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus Type I (DM I): The Effect of Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding on Gut Microbiome and the Link with DM I (2020)
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Karagkouni, I., Sideridou, M., Stoupi, S., & Efthimiou, G. (2021). Association Between Breastfeeding and the Development of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus Type I (DM I): The Effect of Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding on Gut Microbiome and the Link with DM I. Acta scientific paediatrics, 4(1), 28-32

The role of breastfeeding and dietary habits was studied in 10 children with DM I (case group) and compared with 10 healthy controls. Our results showed that the case group had significantly shorter exclusive breastfeeding duration compared with the... Read More about Association Between Breastfeeding and the Development of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus Type I (DM I): The Effect of Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding on Gut Microbiome and the Link with DM I.

Antibiofilm activity of heather and manuka honeys and antivirulence potential of some of their constituents on the DsbA1 enzyme of pseudomonas aeruginosa (2020)
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Shirlaw, O., Billah, Z., Attar, B., Hughes, L., Qasaymeh, R. M., Seidel, V., & Efthimiou, G. (2020). Antibiofilm activity of heather and manuka honeys and antivirulence potential of some of their constituents on the DsbA1 enzyme of pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antibiotics, 9(12), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9120911

Heather honey was tested for its effect on the formation of biofilms by Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella Enteriditis and Acinetobacter baumanii in comparison wit... Read More about Antibiofilm activity of heather and manuka honeys and antivirulence potential of some of their constituents on the DsbA1 enzyme of pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Microbes Against Humanity, a workshop game for horrible students: using a creative card game in higher education microbiology teaching (2020)
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Efthimiou, G., & Tucker, N. P. (2020). Microbes Against Humanity, a workshop game for horrible students: using a creative card game in higher education microbiology teaching. Access Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000186

Introducing creative workshops in higher education curricula, in addition to formal lectures, is an excellent way of reinforcing knowledge and encouraging creative thinking. In particular, the use of card games as a tool for inducing student engageme... Read More about Microbes Against Humanity, a workshop game for horrible students: using a creative card game in higher education microbiology teaching.

Investigation of the physiology and architecture of Salmonella Enteritidis biofilms under alkaline conditions (2020)
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Papakonstantinou, A., & Efthimiou, G. (2020). Investigation of the physiology and architecture of Salmonella Enteritidis biofilms under alkaline conditions. Acta Scientific Microbiology, 3(3), 1-11

Formation of bacterial biοfilms is an important survival strategy in multiple adverse environments. It is often affected by the nature of the attachment surface, the bacterial strain and the surrounding physicochemical conditions. The effect of low p... Read More about Investigation of the physiology and architecture of Salmonella Enteritidis biofilms under alkaline conditions.

Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions (2019)
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Efthimiou, G., Tsiamis, G., Typas, M., & Pappas, K. (2019). Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, Article 02393. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02393

© Copyright © 2019 Efthimiou, Tsiamis, Typas and Pappas. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are important human pathogens and a significant health hazard for hospitals and the food industry. They are resistant to β-lactam anti... Read More about Transcriptomic Adjustments of Staphylococcus aureus COL (MRSA) Forming Biofilms Under Acidic and Alkaline Conditions.

Olive Pomace Oil can be Used as an Alternative Carbon Source for Clavulanic Acid Production by Streptomyces clavuligerus (2019)
Journal Article
Young, T., Li, Y., & Efthimiou, G. (2020). Olive Pomace Oil can be Used as an Alternative Carbon Source for Clavulanic Acid Production by Streptomyces clavuligerus. Waste and biomass valorization, 11(8), 3965-3970. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-019-00719-5

Clavulanic acid is an important drug, both medically and economically. It is used to combat bacterial resistance to β-lactam antibiotics and is on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines in combination with amoxicillin. An olive o... Read More about Olive Pomace Oil can be Used as an Alternative Carbon Source for Clavulanic Acid Production by Streptomyces clavuligerus.