YIORGOS APIDIANAKIS, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

The bacterial metabolite 2-aminoacetophenone promotes association of pathogenic bacteria with flies.
Kapsetaki SE, Tzelepis I, Avgousti K, Livadaras I, Garantonakis N, Varikou K, Apidianakis Y.
Nature Communications (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25043228

CHRISTOS DELIDAKIS, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH)

The two Tribolium E(spl) genes show evolutionarily conserved expression and function during embryonic neurogenesis.
Kux K, Kiparaki M, Delidakis C.
Mechanism of Development (2013)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23485410

GEORGE DIALLINAS, PhD, Department of Biology, School of Science, University of Athens

BsdABsd2-dependent vacuolar turnover of a misfolded version of the UapA transporter along the secretory pathway: prominent role of selective autophagy.
Minoas Evangelinos, Olga Martzoukou, Koar Chorozian, Sotiris Amillis and George Diallinas.
Molecular Microbiology (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26917498

Oligomerization of the UapA Purine Transporter Is Critical for ER-Exit, Plasma Membrane Localization and Turnover.
J Mol Biol. (2015)
Martzoukou O, Karachaliou M, Yalelis V, Leung J, Byrne B, Amillis S, Diallinas G.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26049015

ARTEMIS HATZIGEORGIOU, PhD, Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, University of Thessaly

DIANA-mirExTra v2.0: Uncovering microRNAs and transcription factors with crucial roles in NGS expression data.
Vlachos IS, Vergoulis T, Paraskevopoulou MD, Lykokanellos F, Georgakilas G, Georgiou P, Chatzopoulos S, Karagkouni D, Christodoulou F, Dalamagas T, Hatzigeorgiou AG.
Nucleic Acid Research (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4987956

DIANA-LncBase v2: indexing microRNA targets on non-coding transcripts
Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Ioannis S. Vlachos, Dimitra Karagkouni, Georgios Georgakilas, Ilias Kanellos, Thanasis Vergoulis, Konstantinos Zagganas, Panayiotis Tsanakas, Evangelos Floros, Theodore Dalamagas, and Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou
Nucleic Acids Research (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4702897

PANTELIS HATZIS, PhD, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”

A Positive Regulatory Loop between a Wnt-Regulated Non-coding RNA and ASCL2 Controls Intestinal Stem Cell Fate.
Giakountis A, Moulos P, Zarkou V, Oikonomou C, Harokopos V, Hatzigeorgiou AG, Reczko M, Hatzis P.
Cell Press (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27292638

Wnt-induced transcriptional activation is exclusively mediated by TCF/LEF.
Jurian Schuijers, Michal Mokry, Pantelis Hatzis, Edwin Cuppen, and Hans Clevers
The Embo Journal (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3989608

APOSTOLOS KLINAKIS, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens

KRT14 marks a subpopulation of bladder basal cells with pivotal role in regeneration and tumorigenesis.
George Papafotiou, Varvara Paraskevopoulou, Eleni Vasilaki, Zoi Kanaki, Nikolaos Paschalidis, and Apostolos Klinakis
Nature Communications (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27320313

A new tumor suppressor role for the Notch pathway in bladder cancer.
Rampias T, Vgenopoulou P, Avgeris M, Polyzos A, Stravodimos K, Valavanis C, Scorilas A, Klinakis A.
Nature Medicine (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25194568

JOSEPH (SIFIS) PAPAMATHEAKIS, PhD, School of Sciences, University of Crete, IMBB-FORTH

NF-Y and the immune response: Dissecting the complex regulation of MHC genes.
Sachini N, Papamatheakis J.
Biochim Biophys Acta. (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27989934

Promyelocytic Leukemia Protein is an Essential Regulator of Stem Cell Pluripotency and Somatic Cell Reprogramming.
Hadjimichael C, Chanoumidou K, Nikolaou C, Klonizakis A, Theodosi GI, Makatounakis T, Papamatheakis J, Kretsovali A. Promyelocytic Leukemia Protein Is an Essential
Stem Cell Reports (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.03.006

CHRYSOULA PITSOULI, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

Tissue communication in regenerative inflammatory signaling: lessons from the fly gut.
Kristina Kux and Chrysoula Pitsouli.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24795868

PANAYOTIS POLITIS, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens

Nuclear receptors in neural stem/progenitor cell homeostasis.
Gkikas D, Tsampoula M, Politis PK.
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28638936

Defective synaptic connectivity and axonal neuropathology in a human iPSC-based model of familial Parkinson’s disease.
Kouroupi G, Taoufik E, Vlachos IS, Tsioras K, Antoniou N, Papastefanaki F, Chroni-Tzartou D, Wrasidlo W, Bohl D, Stellas D, Politis PK, Vekrellis K, Papadimitriou D, Stefanis L, Bregestovski P, Hatzigeorgiou AG, Masliah E, Matsas R.
PNAS (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28416701

Nuclear receptor NR5A2 controls neural stem cell fate decisions during development.
Stergiopoulos A, Politis PK.
Nature Communications (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27447294

Whole-transcriptome analysis of UUO mouse model of renal
fibrosis reveals new molecular players in kidney diseases.
Arvaniti E, Moulos P, Vakrakou A, Chatziantoniou C, Chadjichristos C, Kavvadas P, Charonis A, Politis PK.
Scientific Reports (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27189340

Prospero-related homeobox 1 (Prox1) at the crossroads of diverse pathways during adult neural fate specification.
Stergiopoulos A, Elkouris M, Politis PK.
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25674048

Prox1 regulates Olig2 expression to modulate binary fate
decisions in spinal cord neurons
Kaltezioti V, Antoniou D, Stergiopoulos A, Rozani I, Rohrer H, Politis PK.
Journal of Neuroscience (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25411508

Recent advances in the involvement of long non-coding RNAs in neural stem cell biology and brain pathophysiology
Antoniou D, Stergiopoulos A, Politis PK.
Frontiers in Physiology (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24795650

MARIA ROUBELAKIS, PhD, Laboratory of Biology, School of Medicine, University of Athens

miR-26a Mediates Adipogenesis of Amniotic Fluid Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells via PTEN, Cyclin E1, and CDK6.
Trohatou O, Zagoura D, Orfanos NK, Pappa KI, Marinos E, Anagnou NP, Roubelakis MG.
Stem Cells and Development (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28068868

Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells in Regenerative Medicine: Past, Present, and Future.
Trohatou O, Roubelakis MG.
Cell Reprogramming (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28520465

DESPINA SANOUDOU, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens

Impaired calcium homeostasis is associated with sudden cardiac death and
arrhythmias in a genetic equivalent mouse model of the human HRC-Ser96Ala
variant.
Tzimas C, Johnson DM, Santiago DJ, Vafiadaki E, Arvanitis DA, Davos CH, Varela A3, Athanasiadis NC, Dimitriou C, Katsimpoulas M, Sonntag S, Kryzhanovska M, Shmerling D, Lehnart SE, Sipido KR, Kranias EG, Sanoudou D.
Nucleic Acids Research (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28859293

GEORGIA SOTIROPOULOU, PhD, Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, University of Patras

KLK6 proteolysis is implicated in the turnover and uptake of extracellular alpha-synuclein species.
Pampalakis G, Sykioti V-S, Ximerakis M, Stefanakou-Kalakou I, Melki R, Vekrellis K, Sotiropoulou G.
Oncotarget (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27845893

Resistance of naturally secreted alpha-synuclein to proteolysis.
Ximerakis M, Pampalakis G, Roumeliotis TI, Sykioti V-S, Garbis SD, Stefanis L, Sotiropoulou G, Vekrellis K.
FASEB Journal (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24723692

CONSTANTINOS STATHOPOULOS, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras

Direct modulation of T-box riboswitch-controlled transcription by protein synthesis inhibitors.
Vassiliki Stamatopoulou, Maria Apostolidi, Shuang Li, Katerina Lamprinou, Athanasios Papakyriakou, Jinwei Zhang, and Constantinos Stathopoulos
Nucleic Acid Research (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28973457

The complex evolutionary history of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.
Chaliotis A, Vlastaridis P, Mossialos D, Ibba M, Becker HD, Stathopoulos C, Amoutzias GD.
Nucleic Acid Research (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28180287

STAVROS TARAVIRAS, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Patras

Geminin prevents DNA damage in vagal neural crest cells to ensure normal enteric neurogenesis.
Konstantinidou C, Taraviras S, Pachnis V.
BMC Biology (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27776507

Inactivation of Geminin in neural crest cells affects the generation and maintenance of enteric progenitor cells, leading to enteric aganglionosis.
Stathopoulou A, Natarajan D, Nikolopoulou P, Patmanidi AL, Lygerou Z, Pachnis V, Taraviras S.
Developmental Biology (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26658318

Concise Review: Geminin-A Tale of Two Tails: DNA Replication and Transcriptional/Epigenetic Regulation in Stem Cells.
Patmanidi AL, Champeris Tsaniras S, Karamitros D, Kyrousi C,
Lygerou Z, Taraviras S.
Stem Cells (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27859962

GEORGE ZACHOS, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Crete

Src activation by Chk1 promotes actin patch formation and prevents chromatin bridge breakage in cytokinesis.
Dandoulaki M, Petsalaki E, Sumpton D, Zanivan S, Zachos G.
Journal of Cell Biology (2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29954829

Chmp4c is required for stable kinetochore-microtubule attachments.
Petsalaki E, Dandoulaki M, Zachos G.
Chromosoma (2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29968190

Clks 1,2 and 4 prevent chromatin breakage by regulating the AuroraB-dependent abscission checkpoint.
Petsalaki E, Zachos G.
Nature Communications (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27126587

Novel ESCRT functions at kinetochores.
Petsalaki E and Zachos G. Novel ESCRT functions at kinetochores.
Aging (2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29562220

The ESCRT protein Chmp4c regulates mitotic spindle checkpoint signaling.
Petsalaki E, Dandoulaki M and Zachos G.
Journal of Cell Biology (2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29362225

Clks 1, 2 and 4 prevent chromatin breakage by regulating the Aurora B-dependent abscission checkpoint.
Petsalaki E and Zachos G.
Nature Communications (2016).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27126587

Chk1 protects against chromatin bridges by constitutively phosphorylating BLM serine 502 to inhibit BLM degradation.
Petsalaki E, Dandoulaki M, Morrice N and Zachos G.
Journal of Cell Science (2014).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25015292

CHRISTOS ZERVAS, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens

IPP Complex Reinforces Adhesion by Relaying Tension-Dependent Signals to Inhibit Integrin Turnover.
Vakaloglou KM, Chrysanthis G, Rapsomaniki MA, Lygerou Z, Zervas CG.
Cell Reports (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29078102.

GEORGINA XANTHOU, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens

Activin-A co-opts IRF4 and AhR signaling to induce human regulatory T
cells that restrain asthmatic responses.
Tousa S, Semitekolou M, Morianos I, Banos A, Trochoutsou AI, Brodie TM, Poulos N, Samitas K, Kapasa M, Konstantopoulos D, Paraskevopoulos G, Gaga M, Hawrylowicz CM, Sallusto F, Xanthou G.
PNAS (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28320933

Activin-A is overexpressed in severe asthma and is implicated inangiogenic processes.
Samitas K, Poulos N, Semitekolou M, Morianos I, Tousa S, Economidou E, Robinson DS, Kariyawasam HH, Zervas E, Corrigan CJ, Ying S, Xanthou G,
Gaga M.
European Respiratory Journal (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26869672

Tolerogenic signaling by pulmonary CD1c+ dendritic cells induces
regulatory T cells in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
by IL-27/IL-10/inducible costimulator ligand.
Tsoumakidou M, Tousa S, Semitekolou M, Panagiotou P, Panagiotou A, Morianos I, Litsiou E, Trochoutsou AI, Konstantinou M, Potaris K, Footitt J, Mallia P, Zakynthinos S, Johnston SL, Xanthou G.
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2014)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25051954