National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Faculty of Pharmacy
Our main scientific interests in the last year include pharmacological postconditioning (mechanism of novel molecules and drugs that can trigger cardioprotection), the role of comorbidities (hypercholesterolemia, smoking, diabetes) in ischemic postconditioning and nutraceutical conditioning (the mechanism of nutraceuticals in triggering cardioprotection through mechanisms of preconditioning). The main targets of our scientific interest include ROS, NO, and mitochondria. We are also interested in cardio-oncology protocols by investigating the mechanisms of cardiotoxicity of the anticancer drugs (such as anthracyclines, proteasome inhibitors) in order to define molecular targets for cardioprotection.
Myocardial ischemic pre- and postconditioning
Oxidative stress in ischemia-reperfusion injury
In vivo ischemia/reperfusion in mice, rats, rabbits
Molecular techniques (WB, PCR)
Interested in collaborating on
We are open to making collaborations in different mitochondria techniques and in extracellular vesicles.