Dimitris Tsakogiannis

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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)
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 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)
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)
Recent studies have focused on sequence variation of the HPV16 E1 gene. The present study investigates the prevalence of E1-1374^63nt duplication in the Greek population, and the sequence variation at the 5' end of the E1 and E6 genes from samples that harbored this genetic alteration. Fifty HPV16 positive cervical samples, derived from Greek patients were(More)
Attenuated strains of Sabin poliovirus vaccine replicate in the human gut and, in rare cases, may cause vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP). The genetic instability of Sabin strains constitutes one of the main causes of VAPP, a disease that is most frequently associated with type 3 and type 2 Sabin strains, and more rarely with type 1 Sabin(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)
Noroviruses (NoVs) are members of the Caliciviridae family and are recognized as a worldwide cause of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis. Based on the genetic analysis of the RdRp and capsid regions, human NoVs are divided into three genogroups (Gs), GI, GII, and GIV, which further segregate into distinct lineages called genotypes. In this study, in an(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)