VAIA PLIAKA

Summary

Affiliation: University of Thessaly, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Location: Larissa, Greece

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A new RT-PCR assay for the identification of the predominant recombination types in 2C and 3D genomic regions of vaccine-derived poliovirus strains
    V Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, Larissa, Greece
    Mol Cell Probes 24:115-23. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Sequence variation analysis of the E2 gene of human papilloma virus type 16 in cervical lesions from women in Greece
    D Tsakogiannis
    Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Arch Virol 157:825-32. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Molecular identification and full genome analysis of an echovirus 7 strain isolated from the environment in Greece
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41221, Greece
    Virus Genes 40:183-92. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Retrospective molecular and phenotypic analysis of poliovirus vaccine strains isolated in Greece
    V Pliaka
    Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1554-62. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Complete nucleotide sequence analysis of the VP1 genomic region of Echoviruses 6 isolated from sewage in Greece revealed 98% similarity with Echoviruses 6 that were characterized from an aseptic meningitis outbreak 1 year later
    Z Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1170-3. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Genome analysis of two type 6 echovirus (E6) strains recovered from sewage specimens in Greece in 2006
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41 221, Greece
    Virus Genes 44:207-16. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of a new intergenotype Norovirus GII recombinant
    I G A Ruether
    School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou 41221, Larissa, Greece
    Virus Genes 44:237-43. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of the HPV 16 E4 gene in cervical lesions from women in Greece
    D Tsakogiannis
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Arch Virol 157:1729-39. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Risks associated with the use of live-attenuated vaccine poliovirus strains and the strategies for control and eradication of paralytic poliomyelitis
    Vaia Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Rev Vaccines 11:609-28. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Determination of antigenic properties of vaccine derived poliovirus strains
    Vaia Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Vaccine 29:26-33. 2010

Collaborators

  • Christine Kottaridi
  • Eugenia Bolanaki
  • Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
  • Evaggelos Dedepsidis
  • Panayotis Markoulatos
  • D Tsakogiannis
  • Stamatina Levidiotou-Stefanou
  • I G A Ruether
  • Z Kyriakopoulou
  • P Markoulatos
  • Dimitris Tsakogiannis
  • Anastassia Pratti
  • Constantina Gartzonika
  • C Gartzonika
  • V Skordas
  • A Krikelis
  • Kostas Tsolis
  • Irina Georgia Anna Ruether
  • C Nepka
  • E Panotopoulou
  • Irina G A Ruether
  • A Theoharopoulou
  • S Levidiotou-Stefanou
  • Dimitris Komiotis
  • S Leveidiotou-Stefanou
  • E Dedepsidis
  • Anastassia Stamati
  • Panayotis Mastorakos
  • Zissis Mamuris
  • Christos Brakoulias
  • Dimitri Komiotis

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint A new RT-PCR assay for the identification of the predominant recombination types in 2C and 3D genomic regions of vaccine-derived poliovirus strains
    V Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, Larissa, Greece
    Mol Cell Probes 24:115-23. 2010
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Sequence variation analysis of the E2 gene of human papilloma virus type 16 in cervical lesions from women in Greece
    D Tsakogiannis
    Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Arch Virol 157:825-32. 2012
    ..Distinct phylogenetic branches were formed according to E2 analysis that characterized the different HPV16 variants. It was ascertained that non-European variants are circulating in the Greek population...
  3. doi request reprint Molecular identification and full genome analysis of an echovirus 7 strain isolated from the environment in Greece
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41221, Greece
    Virus Genes 40:183-92. 2010
    ..The contribution of recombination to enterovirus evolution is substantial, giving rise to new genetic lineages with unknown properties...
  4. doi request reprint Retrospective molecular and phenotypic analysis of poliovirus vaccine strains isolated in Greece
    V Pliaka
    Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1554-62. 2011
    ..Our study underlines the need for immunological studies in all age groups, in order to allow reconsideration of the current vaccination policies and to avoid epidemics caused by the circulation of highly evolved OPV derivatives...
  5. doi request reprint Complete nucleotide sequence analysis of the VP1 genomic region of Echoviruses 6 isolated from sewage in Greece revealed 98% similarity with Echoviruses 6 that were characterized from an aseptic meningitis outbreak 1 year later
    Z Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1170-3. 2011
    ..Bootscan analysis of the VP1 genomic region revealed that intraserotypic multi-recombination events might have been involved in the evolutionary past history of the LR51A5 and LR61G3 isolates...
  6. doi request reprint Genome analysis of two type 6 echovirus (E6) strains recovered from sewage specimens in Greece in 2006
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41 221, Greece
    Virus Genes 44:207-16. 2012
    ..In conclusion, full genome sequence analysis of circulating enteroviral strains is a prerequisite to understand the complexity of enterovirus evolution...
  7. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of a new intergenotype Norovirus GII recombinant
    I G A Ruether
    School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou 41221, Larissa, Greece
    Virus Genes 44:237-43. 2012
    ..To our knowledge the recombination event GII.9/GII.6 in RdRp and capsid gene, respectively, that was revealed in the present study is reported for the first time...
  8. doi request reprint Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of the HPV 16 E4 gene in cervical lesions from women in Greece
    D Tsakogiannis
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Arch Virol 157:1729-39. 2012
    ..In addition, molecular evolutionary analysis of the E4 coding region revealed that neutral selection is dominant in the overlapping region of the E4 and E2 ORFs...
  9. doi request reprint Risks associated with the use of live-attenuated vaccine poliovirus strains and the strategies for control and eradication of paralytic poliomyelitis
    Vaia Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Rev Vaccines 11:609-28. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Determination of antigenic properties of vaccine derived poliovirus strains
    Vaia Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Vaccine 29:26-33. 2010
    ..It was concluded that the combination of mutations in the capsid coding region and not the number of specific mutations in antigenic sites determines the antigenic properties of OPV derivatives and their reactivity with human sera...
  11. doi request reprint Correlation of mutations and recombination with growth kinetics of poliovirus vaccine strains
    V Pliaka
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou Str, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:1513-23. 2010
    ..The use of phenotypic markers along with the genomic analysis may shed additional light on the molecular determinants of the reversed neurovirulent phenotype of Sabin derivatives...
  12. doi request reprint Correlation between recombination junctions and RNA secondary structure elements in poliovirus Sabin strains
    Evaggelos Dedepsidis
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aiolou Str, Larisa, Greece
    Virus Genes 41:181-91. 2010
    ..Furthermore, results of this study highlight an important role for the stem region of the RNA structure elements in promoting recombination...
  13. doi request reprint A seroprevalence study of poliovirus antibody against a collection of recombinant and non-recombinant poliovirus vaccine strains in the population of southern Greece
    V Pliaka
    University of Thessaly, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Larissa, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1672-5. 2010
    ..The presence of the lowest NT titre in the 21– 30-year age group against poliovirus type 3 suggests the need for a booster dose of monovalent Sabin3 vaccine to ensure personal and herd immunity...
  14. pmc Full-genome sequence analysis of a multirecombinant echovirus 3 strain isolated from sewage in Greece
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly 26, Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41221, Greece
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1513-9. 2010
    ..Our study indicates that recombination events play major roles in enterovirus evolution and that the circulation of multirecombinant strains with unknown properties could be potentially dangerous for public health...
  15. doi request reprint Growth kinetic analysis of bi-recombinant poliovirus vaccine strains
    Vaia Pliaka
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Virus Genes 40:200-11. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Direct extraction and molecular characterization of enteroviruses genomes from human faecal samples
    Eugenia Bolanaki
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology Virology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aiolou Street, Larisa 41221, Greece
    Mol Cell Probes 22:156-61. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Complete genomic characterization of an intertypic Sabin 3/Sabin 2 capsid recombinant
    Evaggelos Dedepsidis
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 52:343-51. 2008
    ..The data presented here emphasize the need for careful planning of vaccination strategies, which involve stopping OPV administration in regions that are certified to be polio-free...
  18. pmc Retrospective characterization of a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 isolate from sewage in Greece
    Evaggelos Dedepsidis
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos and Aiolou Str, Larissa 41221, Greece
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:6697-704. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of mutational pattern in 5'-NCR and VP1 regions of polioviruses for molecular diagnosis
    V Pliaka
    Microbiology Virology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26 and Aiolou, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    Mol Cell Probes 21:267-75. 2007
    ..Our results showed that analysis of 5'-NCR and VP1 regions of Poliovirus Sabin strains is important in order to identify mutations that increase the neurovirulence conducting to the eventuality of emergence of VAPP cases...
  20. doi request reprint Combined 5' UTR RFLP analysis and VP1 sequencing for epidemic investigation of enteroviruses
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26, Ploutonos and Aeolou Str, Larissa 41221, Greece
    Arch Virol 158:103-11. 2013
    ..The proposed RFLP assay in combination with VP1 sequencing can offer crucial epidemiological information about the circulating enteroviruses...