Konstantinos Arvanitidis PhD

Faculty Member (ΕΔΙΠ)
Laboratory of Pharmacology
Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University, Greece


Telephone3025510-30552 / Fax +3025510-30541
AddressLaboratory of Pharmacology,
Faculty of Medicine,
Democritus University of Thrace,
Dragana, Alexandroupolis,
68100, Greece.

Research Interests

  • Development and application of diagnostic tools of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for accurate diagnosis/medication of diseases, ranging from hereditary to autoimmune.
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Cell to cell interactions
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Mucosal immunology
  • DNA Repair & Tumour Suppression

Curriculum Vitae



Selected Publications

  1. Fouka E, Lamprianidou E, Arvanitidis K, Filidou E, Kolios G, Miltiades P, Paraskakis E, Antoniadis A, Kotsianidis I, Bouros D. Low-dose clarithromycin therapy modulates Th17 response in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients. Lung. 2014 Dec;192(6):849-55.
  2. Ragia G, Nikolaidis E, Tavridou A, Arvanitidis KI, Kanoni S, Dedoussis GV, Bougioukas G, Manolopoulos VG. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms -786T>C and 894G>T in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. Hum Genomics. 2010 Aug;4(6):375-83.
  3. Ragia G, Nikolaidis E, Tavridou A, Arvanitidis KI, Kanoni S, Dedoussis GV, Bougioukas G, Manolopoulos VG. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system gene polymorphisms in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst. 2010 Jun;11(2):136-45.
  4. Tavridou A, Arvanitidis KI, Tiptiri-Kourpeti A, Petridis I, Ragia G, Kyroglou S, Christakidis D, Manolopoulos VG. Thr54 allele of fatty-acid binding protein 2 gene is associated with obesity but not type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Caucasian population. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 May;84(2):132-7.
  5. Ragia G, Arvanitidis KI, Tavridou A, Manolopoulos VG.Need for reassessment of reported CYP2C19 allele frequencies in various populations in view of CYP2C19*17 discovery: the case of Greece. Pharmacogenomics. 2009 Jan;10(1):43-9
  6. Iordanidou M, Tavridou A, Vasiliadis MV, Arvanitidis KI, Petridis J, Christakidis D, Vargemezis V, Bougioukas G, Manolopoulos VG. The -759C/T polymorphism of the 5-HT2C receptor is associated with type 2 diabetes in male and female Caucasians. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2008 Feb;18(2):153-9.
  7. Arvanitidis K, Ragia G, Iordanidou M, Kyriaki S, Xanthi A, Tavridou A, Manolopoulos VG. Genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes CYP2D6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP3A5 in the Greek population.Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Aug;21(4):419-26.
  8. Tzoanopoulos D, Speletas M, Arvanitidis K, Veiopoulou C, Kyriaki S, Thyphronitis G, Sideras P, Kartalis G, Ritis K.Low expression of interferon regulatory factor-1 and identification of novel exons skipping in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. Br J Haematol. 2002 Oct;119(1):46-53.
  9. Speletas M, Kanariou M, Kanakoudi-Tsakalidou F, Papadopoulou-Alataki E, Arvanitidis K, Pardali E, Constantopoulos A, Kartalis G, Vihinen M, Sideras P, Ritis K.Analysis of Btk mutations in patients with X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA) and determination of carrier status in normal female relatives: a nationwide study of Btk deficiency in Greece.Scand J Immunol. 2001 Sep;54(3):321-7.
  10. Speletas M, Arvanitidi K, Tzoanopoulos D, Tsironidou V, Pardali E, Aggeli C, Tsapogas P, Kartalis G, Sideras P, Ritis K.Rapid mutational analysis of N-ras proto-oncogene in hematologic malignancies: study of 77 Greek patient.Haematologica. 2001 Sep;86(9):918-27.
  11. Ritis K, Tzoanopoulos D, Speletas M, Papadopoulos E, Arvanitidis K, Kartali S, Sideras P. Amplification of IS6110 sequence for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in HIV-negative patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) and evidence of extrapulmonary disease.J Intern Med. 2000 Nov;248(5):415-24.
  12. Moschese V, Orlandi P, Plebani A, Arvanitidis K, Fiorini M, Speletas M, Mella P, Ritis K, Sideras P, Finocchi A, Livadiotti S, Rossi P.X-chromosome inactivation and mutation pattern in the Bruton's tyrosine kinase gene in patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Italian XLA Collaborative Group.Mol Medicine. 2000 Feb;6(2):104-13.
  13. Pardali E, Xie XQ, Tsapogas P, Itoh S, Arvanitidis K, Heldin CH, ten Dijke P, Grundström T, Sideras P.Smad and AML proteins synergistically confer transforming growth factor beta1 responsiveness to human germ-line IgA genes.J Biol Chem. 2000 Feb 4;275(5):3552-60.
  14. Orlandi P, Ritis K, Moschese V, Angelini F, Arvanitidis K, Speletas M, Sideras P, Plebani A, Rossi P.Identification of nine novel mutations in the Bruton's tyrosine kinase gene in X-linked agammaglobulinaemia patients.Hum Mutation. 2000 Jan;15(1):117.
  15. T. Argirova, K. Arvanitidis, D. Monova, M. Kojouharova. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay of Autoantibodies to Islet beta-Cell Antigens. Balkan Journal of Clinical Laboratory 1997, 3-4: 17-22.

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