Expert in nutrition and lactation physiology
Bioactive peptides

Dr. Ioannis Politis is a Full Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the Agricultural University of Athens. His research interests are in the area of nutritional and lactation physiology. His recent research projects are related to biologically active peptides in bovine and ovine milk and milk quality (plasmin – plasminogen system). Furthermore, he investigates how various nutrients including vitamins regulate immune function.


  • Theodorou G., I. Bizelis, E. Rogdakis and I. Politis. 2009. The ovine urokinase plasminogen activator and its receptor cDNAs: Molecular cloning, characterization and and expression in various tissues. Gene 443:158-169.
  • Theodorou G., A. Kominakis, E. Rogdakis and I. Politis. 2007. Factors affecting the plasmin-plasminogen system in milk obtained from three Greek dairy sheep breeds with major differences in milk production capacity. Journal of Dairy Science 90:3263-9.
  • Fragou S., C. Balascas, K. Fegeros and I. Politis. 2006. Effect of vitamin E supplementation on lymphocyte distribution in gut-associated-lymphoid tissues obtained from weaned piglets. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 53:327-333.
  • Chronopoulou, R., E. Xylouri, K. Fegeros and I. Politis. 2006. The effect of two bovine β-casein peptides on various functional properties of porcine macrophages and neutrophils: Differential roles of protein kinase A and exgange protein directly activated by cAMP-1. British Journal of Nutrition 96:553-561.
  • Baldi, A., I. Politis, C. Pecorini, E. Fusi, R. Chronopoulou and V. Dell’Orto. 2005. Biological effects of milk proteins and their peptides with emphasis on those related to the gastrointestinal ecosystem. Journal of Dairy Research 72:66-72. 
Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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