Histology - Embryology lab
Medical School, University of Crete

Dragana Nikitovic Ph.D., ERT
Associate Professor of
Histology - Embryology
e-mail: nikitovic@uoc.gr
office: +0030 2810 39 4557
lab: +0030 2810 39 4735

Staff / Undergraduate

Diploma Thesis that have been completed or are in progress:

1. Stavroula Balomenou: Study of the action of TGF-b2, bFGF and PDGF-BB growth factors on the biosynthesis of versican in human osteosarcoma cells.

2. Ximerakis Method: Study of the polymorphism of the CYP1A1 detoxification gene of cytochrome P450 in a rural population of Greece exposed to toxic factors.

3. Katerina Vergetaki: Study of the frequency of Q192R polymorphism of the PON1 detoxification gene in a rural population of Crete and its correlation with clinical and pathological parameters.

4. Michalis Spyridon: Study of the distribution of the L55M polymorphism of the PON1 gene in a rural population and its relationship with clinical and pathological parameters.

5. Popi Konstantinou: Study of Q192R and L55M polymorphism of the PON1 detoxification gene in the population of the Peloponnese (Amaliada): correlation with clinical and pathological parameters in combination with exposure to toxic agents (pesticides).

6. Danae Prasianaki: Study of the effect of IGF-I on the expression of syndecans 1, -2 and -4 in human colon cancer cells.

7. Syrogianni Chara: The effects of lumican on Smad signaling in human osteosarcoma cells.

8. Kouvidi Katerina: Study of the action of exogenous CSA chains on the migration and chemotaxis of fibroblasts and fibrosarcoma cells.

9. Posmaraki Phaedra: The effect of heparin on the adhesion of cancer cell lines.

10. Anthi Georgopoulou: Effect of TGFb2 and bFGF growth factors on the adhesion of fibrosarcoma cells as well as on their expression of the heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs).

11. Vasiliki Papastergiou: Effect of PDGF growth factors and TGF-β in the expression of heparin sulfate proteoglycans and their role in the proliferation of melanoma cells.

12. Eugenia Synolaki: The effect of FGF on the expression of proteoglycans as well as the attachment and migration of normal and cancerous bone cells.

13. Voudouri Kallirroi: The role of the interaction of TGFb2 and their heparin sulafate proteoglycan co-receptor on fibrosarcoma cell attachment.

14. Legatou Marina: The role of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in the adhesion of melanoma cells.

15. Giannakis Nikolaos: The role of hyaluronic acid and its receptor, RHAMM, on the adhesive capacity of fibrosarcoma cells.

16. Kavasi Rafaela-Maria: Effect of biglycan on the migratory capacity of osteosarcoma cells.

17. Pitsidianaki Ioanna: The role of the IGF / EGF signaling and estrogen receptors on the functions breast cancer cells. Contribution of the macromolecules of the extracellular matrix.

18. Giarmatziadis Sofia: The role of ERa's expression and interaction with IGF / EGF growth factors on breast cancer cells’ adhesion. Contribution of the extracellular matrix.

19. Zikou Ioanna: The role of the growth factor IGF-I and estradiol (E2) in the proliferation of chondrosarcoma cells of the HTB94 cancer series and the interaction of their signaling pathways.

20. Kourmoulakis Symeon: The role of hyaluronic acid and TLR4 in the activation of keratinocytes by contact allergens.

21. Ftika Stavroula: The effect of caffeine on breast cancer cells functions.

22. Irene-Maria Giatagana: Study of the role of β-catenin/biglycan interaction in the regulation of osteosarcoma cell proliferation.

23. Emmanuela Perisynaki: Study of the action of nanoparticles on the expression of adhesion molecules by HMEC-1 endothelial cells.

24. Nokokyraki Christina-Panagiota: The role of lumican in the regulation of cellular functions of HTB94 chondrosarcoma cells.

INNOvation with GLYcans
Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete
Hybrid Symposium
27-29 September
Heraklion, Greece & Zoom Platform
Poster, Timetable

Special Issue
"Exploring the Multifaceted Roles of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) - New Advances and Further Challenges"
Dr. Dragana Nikitovic
Dr. Serge Perez

Special Issue
"The Role of Extracellular Matrix in Cancer Development and Progression"
Professor George Tzanakakis
Professor Dragana Nikitovic

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Ιανουάριος 2020