Olga Pagonopoulou

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece


Olga Pagonopoulou was born in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the biology Department of Patras University, Greece and conducted her PhD in Physiology in the Medical School of Patras University. Her current appointment is at the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace where she is an Assistant Professor of Physiology. Her academic duties include teaching of Physiology for the Medical Students of the University. Her current research activity and areas of expertise include the study of angiogenesis in several tissues after treatment with possible angiogenic factors in normal and experimentally induced lesions in laboratory animals. Her research activities also include study of epilesy inducing mechanisms and alternative treatment therapies. Recent relevant publications 1. Modulatory role of adenosine and its receptors in epilepsy: Possible therapeutic approaches. Review article. O. Pagonopoulou, A. Efthimiadou, B. Asimakopoulos, N.K. Nikolettos Neuroscience Research, 2006, 56: 14-20. 2. The Role of basic- Fibroblast Growth Factor (b-FGF) in cyclosporine-induced nephrotoxicity. A.Efthimiadou, M. Lambropoulou, O. Pagonopoulou, I. Vakalopoulos, N. Papadopoulos, N. Nikolettos In vivo, 2006, 20: 265-270 3. Erythropoietin enhances angiogenesis in an experimental cyclosporine-A induced nephrotoxicity model in the rat. A.Efthimiadou, O. Pagonopoulou, M. Lambropoulou, N. Papadopoulos, N.K. Nikolettos. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 2007, 34: 866-869. 4. Erythropoietin and growth factors exhibit differential angiogenic potential in mouse heart. O. Pagonopoulou, A. Efthimiadou, M. Lambropoulou, N. Papadopoulos and N.K. Nikolettos In Vivo, 2008, 22: 587-592. 5. Essential oils and neurodegenerative diseases: current data and future perspectives. Olga Pagonopoulou, Eleni Koutroumanidou, Konstantinos Charalabopoulos Current Topic in Neutraceutical Research, 10(2): 123-132, 2012

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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