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Georgia Braliou

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Research interests

My research was focused on the study of transcriptional regulation of genes involved in oncogenesis, hypoxia, and inherited diseases. Currently, I am interested in genetic epidemiology and I  focus on association studies of gene polymorphisms with oncogenesis or multifactorial inherited diseases.


  • Ciana, P., Braliou, G.G., Demay, F., von Lindern, M., Barettino, D., Beug, H. and Stunnenberg, H. ‘Leukemic transformation by the v-ErbA oncoprotein entails constitutive binding to and repression of an erythroid enhancer in vivo. EMBO Journal, 1998, 17 (24), 7382-7394. (The first two authors participated equally)
  • Braliou, G.G., Ciana, P., Klaassen, W Gandrillon, O. and Stunnenberg, H. ‘The v-ErbA oncoprotein quenches the activity of an erythroid-specific enhancer’. Oncogene, 2001, 20 (7), 775-787. 
  • Braliou, G.G., Venieris, Ε., Kalousi, A., and Simos, G. ‘Reconstitution of human Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF-1) in yeast cells: a simple in vivo system to identify and characterize HIF-1α effectors’. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2006, 346, 1289-1296.
  • Brinkman, A.B., Pennings, S.W.C., Braliou, G.G., Rietveld, L.E.G and Stunnenberg, H.G. ‘DNA methylation immediately adjacent to active histone marking does not silence transcription’ Nucleic Acids Research 2007, 35, (3), 801–811. 
  • Braliou G.G., Verga Falzacappa M.V., Chachami, G., Casanovas G., Muckenthaler M. U., and Simos, G. ‘2-oxoglutarate-dependent oxygenases control hepcidin gene expression’. Journal of Hepatology 2008, 48, 801-10. (ΙF: 7,056, C:12)
  • Chachami, G., Paraskeva, E., Mingot, J.M., Braliou, G.G., Görlich, D., and Simos, G. ‘Transport of hypoxia-inducible factor HIF-1α into the nucleus involves importins 4 and 7’. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2009, 390, 235-240.
  • Braliou GG, Grigoriadou AM, Kontou PI, Bagos PG. The role of genetic polymorphisms of the Renin-Angiotensin System in renal diseases: A meta-analysis. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2014 Jun 11;10(16):1-7 [PDF] [Pubmed] [Google Scholar]
  • Braliou GG, Pantavou KG, Kontou PI, Bagos PG. Polymorphisms of the CD24 Gene Are Associated with Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015 (in press)
  • Pantavou KG, Braliou GG, Kontou PI, Dimou NL, Bagos PG. A meta-analysis of FZD3 gene polymorphisms and their association with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Genetics, 2016 (in press)


(Up to July 2010)

Total (excluding self-citations) citations: = 68

Total impact factor: 39,36                    

Mean impact factor per publication: 6,56