Thomais Papamarcaki is a member of BRI-FORTH since 2005. She has graduated from the Chemistry Department of the University of Thessaloniki (1980) and obtained her PhD from the University of Ioannina (1998). She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Cell Biology Program at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and as visiting scientist and the Gene Expression Program (EMBL). Since 2006 she has been working as an Associate Professor at the Medical School, University of Ioannina. Her recent research interests include the study of the physiological roles of chromatin remodelers in gene expression and embryonic development.
Matragkou Ch, Papachristou H, Karetsou Z, Papadopoulos G, Papamarcaki T, Vizirianakis IS, Tsiftsoglou AS, Choli-Papadopoulou T. (2009) On the intra-cellular trafficking of mouse S5 ribosomal protein from cytoplasm to nucleoli. J. Mol. Biol. 392:1192-204.
Karetsou Z, Emmanouilidou A, Sanidas I, Liokatis S, Nikolakaki E, Politou AS, Papamarcaki T. (2009) Identification of distinct SET/TAF-Iβ domains required for core histone binding and quantitative characterisation of the interaction. BMC Biochem. 10:10.
Martic G, Karetsou Z, Kefala K, Politou AS, Clapier CR, Straub T, Papamarcaki T. (2005) Parathymosin affects the binding of linker histone H1 to nucleosomes and remodels chromatin structure. J. Biol. Chem. 280:16143-50.
Karetsou Z, Martic G, Tavoulari S, Christoforidis S, Wilm M, Gruss C, Papamarcaki T. (2004) Prothymosin α associates with the oncoprotein SET and is involved in chromatin decondensation. FEBS Lett. 577:496-500.
Karetsou Z, Kretsovali A, Murphy C, Tsolas O, Papamarcaki T. (2002) Prothymosin α interacts with the CREB-binding protein and potentiates transcription. EMBO Rep. 3:361-6.
Karetsou, Z., Kretsovali, A., Murphy, C., Tsolas, O. and Papamarcaki, T. (2002) “Prothymosin α interacts with the creb-binding protein and potentiates transcription ” EMBO Rep.3, 361-366.
Karetsou, Z., Martic, G., Tavoulari, S., Christoforidis, S., Wilm, M., Gruss, C. and Papamarcaki, T. (2004) “Prothymosin α associates with the oncoprotein SET and is involved in chromatin decondensation” FEBS Lett. 577, 496-500.
Martic, G., Karetsou, Z., Kefala, K., Clapier, C., Straub, T. and Papamarcaki, T. (2005). “Parathymosin affects the binding of linker histone H1 to nucleosomes and remodels chromatin structure” J. Biol. Chem. 280:16143-16150.
Karetsou, Z., Emmanouilidou, A., Sanidas, I., Liokatis, S., Nikolakaki, E., Politou, A. and Papamarcaki, T. (2009) “Identification of distinct SET/TAF-Iβ domains required for core histone binding and quantitative characterisation of the interaction” BMCBiochem., 10 (1):10.
Ch. Matragkou, Ch., Papachristou, H., Karetsou, Z., Papadopoulos G., Papamarcaki, T., Vizirianakis, I. S., Tsiftsoglou A. S and Choli-Papadopoulou, T. (2009) “On the intra-cellular trafficking of mouse S5 ribosomal protein from cytoplasm to nucleoli” J. Mol. Biol. 392 :1192-1204.
Emmanouilidou A., Karetsou Z., Tzima E., Kobayashi T., Papamarcaki T. (2013) “Knockdown of prothymosin α leads to apoptosis and developmental defects in zebrafish embryos” BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY-BIOCHIMIE ET BIOLOGIE CELLULAIRE, 91(5): 325-332
Papadaki A., Politou AS., Smirlis D., Kotini MP., Kourou K., Papamarcaki T., Boleti H. (2015) “The Leishmania donovani histidine acid ecto-phosphatase LdMAcP: insight into its structure and function” Biochem J. 1;467(3):473-86
Serifi I., Tzima E., Soupsana K., Karetsou Z., Beis D., Papamarcaki T.(2016) “The zebrafish homologs of SET/I2PP2A oncoprotein: expression patterns and insights into their physiological roles during development” Biochem J. 473(24):4609-4627.
Tzima E., Serifi I., Tsikari I., Alzualde A., Leonardos I., Papamarcaki T. (2017) “Transcriptional and Behavioral Responses of Zebrafish Larvae to Microcystin-LR Exposure” Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Feb 9;18(2). pii: E365.