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Stournaras Christos

Professor of Biochemistry, Head of the Section
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany

Representative Publications

Stournaras C. The Functional Role of Actin Cytoskeleton Dynamics and Signaling in Early Cell Responses. In Elsevier, "Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology", Volume 37, 182-200 (2006).

Kampa M, Kogia C, Theodoropoulos P A, Anezinis P, Charalampopoulos I, Papakonstanti E A, Stathopoulos E N, Hatzoglou A, Stournaras C, Gravanis A, Castanas E. Activation of membrane androgen receptors potentiates the antiproliferative effects of paclitaxel on human prostate cancer cells. Mol. Canc. Therap. 5(5):1342-51 (2006).

Charalambopoulos I, Dermitzaki E, Vardouli L, Tsatsanis C, Stournaras C, Margioris A N, Gravanis A. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and allopregnanolone directly stimulate catecholamine production via induction of tyrosine hydroxylase and secretion by affecting actin polymerization. Endocrinology. 146(8):3309-3318 (2005).
Vardouli E, Moustakas A, Stournaras C. Lim-kinase 2 and cofilin phosphorylation mediate actin cytoskeleton reorganization induced by TGF β. J Biol Chem 280(12):11448-11457 (2005).

Papakonstanti E.A. Stournaras C."TNF{lower case alpha} promotes survival of OK cells via Cdc42-induced PLC-{lower case gamma}1 activation and actin filament redistribution. Mol. Biol. Cell 15, 1273-1286 (2004).

Kallergi G, Tsapara A, Kampa M, Krasagakis C, Castanas E, Stournaras C. Distinct signaling pathways regulate differential opioid effects on actin cytoskeleton in malignant MCF7 and non-malignant MCF12A human breast epithelial cells. Exp Cell Res 288, 94-109 (2003).

Papakonstanti E.A, Kampa M, Castanas E, and Stournaras C. A rapid, non-genomic, signaling pathway regulates the actin reorganization and PSA secretion induced by membrane testosterone receptors' activation. Mol. Endocrinol. 17(5) 870-881 (2003)
Kampa, M, E.A. Papakonstanti, A. Hatzoglou, E.N. Stathopoulos, C. Stournaras, E. Castanas. The human prostate cancer cell line LNCaP bears functional membrane testosterone receptors, wich increase PSA secretion and modify actin cytoskeleton. FASEB J. 16, 1429-1431(2002).

Papakonstanti E.A, Stournaras C. Association of PI-3 kinase with PAK1 leads to direct phosphrylation of actin and cytoskeletal reorganization. Mol. Biol. Cell 13, 2946-2962 (2002).

Moustakas A. and Stournaras C. Regulation of actin organization by TGF-a in Ha-Ras transformed fibroblast. J. Cell Science 112 1169-1179 (1999).
Georgatos, S.D. Stournaras C. and Blobel G. Heterotypic and homotipic associations between the nuclear lamins: Site-specificity and control by phosphorylation.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA). 85 (12), 4325-4329. (1988).

FaulstichH. and Stournaras C. Trialkyl lead in rain in the Black Forest. Nature 319, 17 (1986).

Faulstich H. and Stournaras C. Potentially toxic concentrations of triethyllead in Black Forest rainwater samples.Nature 317, 714 - 715 (1985).


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