Publications


Acknowledgment

There are over 1600 referrals to Ioannis Toumpoulis' scientific work in Google Scholar with Hirsch Index 20.

Current Research Activities




The study of the role of Collagen type XI alpha-1 in the formation of aortic aneurysms (thoracic and abdominal) in humans.

The research is based on molecular biology analysis using RT-PCR, real-time RT-PCR and Western Blotting of surgical specimens from patients undergoing aneurysm replacement (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery, IRB approval protocol #: 2007-P-000252/1).

The study of the role of Collagen type XI alpha-1 in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

The research is based on molecular biology analysis using RT-PCR, real-time RT-PCR and Western Blotting of surgical and blood specimens from patients undergoing non-small cell lung cancer resections (preliminary results have confirmed the significant role of collagen XI alpha-1 in the metastatic process).