Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Kiriakidou, Marianthi

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Marianthi Kiriakidou, MD

Marianthi Kiriakidou, M.D.

Contact Dr. Kiriakidou

211 South 9th Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2820
(215) 923-7885 fax

Medical School

Aristotle University School of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece - 1992


Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospitals, Wilkes-Barre, PA


Research Fellow, Department of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Research & Clinical Interests

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Gene expression regulation by microRNAs.


English, Greek


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  2. Two interesting cases of intracranial IgG4-related disease and discussion of therapy options
  3. MicroRNA-21 deficiency protects from lupus-like autoimmunity in the chronic graft-versus-host disease model of systemic lupus erythematosus
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
  5. Small molecule inhibition of RISC loading
  6. Silencing of microR6-21 in vivo ameliorates autoimmune splenomegaly in lupus mice
  7. Clarifying mammalian RISC assembly in vitro
  8. High-throughput experimental studies to identify miRNA targets directly, with special focus on the mammalian brain
  9. Expanded RNA-binding activities of mammalian Argonaute 2
  10. A novel monoclonal antibody against human Argonaute proteins reveals unexpected characteristics of miRNAs in human blood cells
  11. An mRNA m7G Cap Binding-like Motif within Human Ago2 Represses Translation
  12. Detection of microRNAs and assays to monitor microRNA activities in vivo and in vitro.
  13. A combined computational-experimental approach predicts human microRNA targets
  14. The microRNA world: Small is mighty
  15. Sperm antigen 6 is the murine homologue of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii central apparatus protein encoded by the PF16 locus
  16. The steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StaR): A window into the complexities of intracellular cholesterol trafficking
  17. cDNA cloning and characterization of a human sperm antigen (SPAG6) with homology to the product of the Chlamydomonas PF16 locus
  18. Multiple steroidogenic factor 1 binding elements in the human steroidogenic acute regulatory protein gene 5'-flanking region are required for maximal promoter activity and cyclic AMP responsiveness
  19. Structural and functional changes in mitochondria associated with trophoblast differentiation: Methods to isolate enriched preparations of syncytiotrophoblast mitochondria
  20. Cloning and expression of primate Daxx cDNAs and mapping of the human gene to chromosome 6p21.3 in the MHC region
  21. Regulation of expression of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) gene: A central role for steroidogenic factor 1
  22. Localization of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein in human tissues
  23. Molecular insights into the regulation of steroidogenesis: From laboratory to clinic and back
  24. Molecular insights into the regulation of steroidogenesis: From laboratory to clinic and back
  25. Expression of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) in the human ovary