• Position: Associate Professor of Food Chemistry
  • Tel: (0030)22540 83111
  • Fax: (0030)22540 83009
  • Email: chkarantonis(at)aegean.gr

2005-2007 Post Doc Researvh: School of Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Laboratory of Food chemistry and Biochemistry,National &Kapodistrian University of Athens.
“Study of the antiatherogenic properties of olive oil and olive pomace lipid fractions-comparison with statins”
2000 – 2004     phD Thesis in Chemistry , School of Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Laboratory of Food chemistry and Biochemistry,National &Kapodistrian University of Athens.
“Study of the biologically active lipids in traditional Mediterranean diet foods and their protective effect in atherosclerosis development”
1998 – 2000      Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biochemistry: School of Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Laboratory of Food chemistry and Biochemistry,National &Kapodistrian University of Athens.
“ Antiatherogenic properties of vegetable oils-A biochemical approach”
1993 – 1998     Bacherlor of B.Sc, School of Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry,National &Kapodistrian University of Athens.
REsearch Interests
  • Analysis and of food microconstituents
  • Mechanisms of oxidation, thrombosis, and inflammation.
  • Effect of food microconstituents on oxidation, thrombosis, and inflammation
  • Mediterranean diet
  • Health effects of bioactive food microconstituents on chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Karantonis H.C.; Antonopoulou S.; Demopoulos C.A. Antithrombotic lipid minor constituents from vegetable oils. Comparison between olive oils and others. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2002, 50(5), 1150-60.
  • Antonopoulou S.; Oikonomou A.; Karantonis Η.C.; Fragopoulou E.; Pantazidou A. Isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active phospholipids from Scytonema julianum (cyanobacteria). Biochem J. 2002, 367(Pt 1): 287-93.
  • Karantonis H.C.; Zabetakis I.; Nomikos T.; Demopoulos C.A. Antiatherogenic properties of lipid minor constituents from seed oils. J. Sci. Food Agr. 2003, 83 (12), 2003: 1192-1204.
  • Demopoulos C.A.; Karantonis H.C.; Antonopoulou S.; Platelet activating factor - a molecular link between atherosclerosis theories. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. and Technol,. 2003, 105(11): 705-716.
  • Karantonis H. C.; Pitsinos E. N; Antonopoulou S.; Elias A. Couladouros E. A.; Demopoulos C. A. Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel steroid-modified ether phospholipids. Chem. & Phys. Lipids. 2005, 138 (1-2), 12-19.
  • Karantonis H. C.; Antonopoulou S.; Perrea D. N.; Sokolis D. P.; Theocharis S. E.; Kavantzas N.; Iliopoulos D. G.; Demopoulos C. A. In vivo antiatherogenic properties of olive oil and its constituent lipid classes in hyperlipidemic rabbits. Nutr. Metab. & Card. Dis. 2006, 16 (3), 174- 185.
  • Karantonis H. C.; Fragopoulou E.; Antonopoulou S.; Rementzis J.; Phenekos C.; Demopoulos C. A. Effect of fast-food Mediterranean-type diet on type 2 diabetics and healthy human subjects’ platelet aggregation. Diab. Res. Clin. Pract. 2006, 72 (1), 33-41
  • Karantonis H.C.; Tsantila N.; Stamatakis G.; Samiotaki M.; Panayotou G.; Antonopoulou S.; Demopoulos C. A. Bioactive polar lipids in olive oil, pomace and waste by-products. J. Food Biochem. 2007. 443-459.
  • Karantonis H.C.; Nomikos T.; Demopoulos C.A.; Triacylglycerol metabolism. Current Drug Targets. 2009, 10(4):302-19. (Invited)
  • Karantonis, H.C.; Gribilas, G.; Stamoulis, I.; Giaginis, C.; Spiliopoulou, C.; Kouraklis, G.; Demopoulos, C.; Theocharis, S.E. Platelet-activating factor involvement in thioacetamide-induced experimental liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2010, 55 (2), 276-284.
Chapters in Books
  • Antonopoulou, S., Nomikos, T., Karantonis, H.C., Fragopoulou, E. and Demopoulos, C.A. PAF, a potent lipid mediator. In: Bioactive Phospholipids: Role in Inflammation and Atherosclerosis. Editor A.Tselepis, Trasworld Research Network, 2008
  • Antonopoulou, S., Karantonis, H.C. and Nomikos, T. Antithrombotic and antiatherogenic lipid minor constituents from olive oil. In: Olive oil: Minor constituents and health. Editor D.Boskou, Taylor and Francis, 2008.
  • Antonopoulou, S., Nomikos, T., Fragopoulou, E. and Karantonis, H.C. Isolation and characterisation of cyanobacterial lipids with bioactivity towards platelet-aggregation. In: Protocols on algal research. Editor S.N. Bagchi.



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