Dimitris Tsakogiannis

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The E2 gene of human papilloma virus is expressed at the early stage of the viral life cycle, encoding the E2 transcription factor, and regulates the expression of E6 and E7 oncogenes. Disruption of E2 gene due to viral integration inhibits the transcriptional suppression of the HPV oncogenes, inducing cell proliferation. In the present study, a total of 22(More)
The HPV16 E1∧E4 protein is thought to contribute to the release of newly formed viral particles from infected epithelia. In order to investigate amino acid mutations in the HPV16 E1∧E4 protein, the complete E4 ORF was amplified by PCR in 27 HPV16-positive cervical samples, and the amplicons were cloned. Fifteen nucleic acid variations were identified in the(More)
Echovirus 3 (E3) serotype has been related with several neurologic diseases, although it constitutes one of the rarely isolated serotypes, with no report of epidemics in Europe. The aim of the present study was to provide insights into the molecular epidemiology and evolution of this enterovirus serotype, while an E3 strain was isolated from sewage in(More)
An echovirus 3 (Echo3) strain (strain LR31G7) was isolated from a sewage treatment plant in Greece in 2005. Full-genome molecular, phylogenetic, and SimPlot analyses were conducted in order to reveal the evolutionary pathways of the isolate. Nucleotide and phylogenetic analyses of part of the VP1 genomic region revealed that the isolated strain correlates(More)
The molecular characterization of two enterovirus strains (LR51A5 and LR61G3) isolated from the sewage treatment plant unit in Larissa, Greece, in May and June 2006 and the investigation of their relationship with enteroviruses of the same serotype isolated in Greece in 2001 and 2007 were performed by complete VP1 sequence analysis of the isolates. The(More)
Integration of HPV16 DNA into the host chromosome usually disrupts the E1 and/or E2 genes. The present study investigated the disruption of E1, E2 genes in a total of eighty four HPV16-positive precancerous and cervical cancer specimens derived from Greek women (seventeen paraffin-embedded cervical biopsies and sixty seven Thin Prep samples). Complete E2(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) non-European variants have been associated with persistent infection and cervical cancer development, while the L83V variant of the E6 gene has been correlated with the progression of cervical malignancy. The present study investigated the presence of the HPV16 L83V variant in Greek women. Molecular evolutionary analysis(More)
Noroviruses (NoVs) are a major causative agent of acute gastroenteritis in humans. They are members of the Caliciviridae family and based on the genetic analysis of the RdRp and capsid regions, human NoVs are divided into three genogroups (Gs), GI, GII, and GIV. The three genogroups further segregate into distinct lineages called genotypes. The NoV genus is(More)
Echovirus 6 (E6) is one of the main enteroviral serotypes that was isolated from cases of aseptic meningitis and encephalitis during the last years in Greece. Two E6 (LR51A5 and LR61G3) were isolated from the sewage treatment plant unit in Larissa, Greece, in May 2006, 1 year before their characterization from aseptic meningitis cases. The two isolates were(More)
The E1 ORF is one of the most conserved regions in the human papillomavirus (HPV) genome. The complete E1 gene of the HPV16 genome was amplified with four overlapping primer sets in 16 high-grade (CIN II, III) and 13 low-grade cervical (CIN I) intraepithelial neoplasias as well as in one cervical cancer case. Sequence analysis of the E6 and E7 genes was(More)