Dr Vassilis Mougios





Name:Vassilis Mougios
Date of birth:July 10, 1958
Place of birth:  Derveni, Corinthia, Greece
Marital status:Married, father of a 23-year old daughter
Home address:28 Kolokotroni Str., 570 01 Nea Redestos
Home phone:+302310466336
Current position:           Associate professor of exercise biochemistry, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaloniki
Work address:TEFAA, University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Work phone:+302310992237


1.         Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, University of Athens, 1981.

2.   Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986. Thesis, “Myosin light chain phosphorylation in arterial smooth muscle.” Advisor, Michael Bárány.


·       Exercise biochemistry, biochemical assessment of exercising persons, laboratory exercise biochemistry, and sport nutrition to undergraduate physical education students for 20 years (1989-2009)

·       Ergogenic aids to graduate physical education students for 11years(1998-2009)

·       Supervision of 33 undergraduate theses

·       Supervision of 13 master’s theses

·       Supervision of 5 doctoral theses


·       Effect of exercise on lipid metabolism

·       Effect of exercise on gene expression

·       Effect of nutrition and dietary supplements on health and sport performance

·       Effectofexerciseandnutrition on the biochemical profile of exercising persons

·       Biochemical indices of the training load and adaptations to training

·       Effect of exercise and nutrition on the redox status of the body


Over 110 invited lectures in conferences and workshops on exercise metabolism, nutrition, biochemical monitoring of athletes, and doping.


·       Greek (native)

·       English (excellent)

·       German (moderate)

·       French (moderate)


·       Member of the European College of Sport Science

·       Member of the American Physiological Society

·       Member of the New York Academy of Sciences

·       Member of the American College of Sport Medicine

·       Member of the Index Copernicus Scientists

·       Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2004 Pre-Olympic Congress

·       Reviewer for 18 international and 3 Greek journals


Α.  Full papers in international refereed journals

    1.  Bárány K, Ledvora RF, Mougios V, Bárány M (1985). Stretch-induced myosin light chain phosphorylation and stretch-release-induced tension development in arterial smooth muscle. J Biol Chem 260: 7126-7130.

    2.  Csabina S, Mougios V, Bárány M, Bárány K (1986). Characterization of the phosphorylatable myosin light chain in rat uterus. Biochim Biophys Acta 871: 311-315.

    3.  Mougios V, Bárány M (1986). Isoforms of the phosphorylatable myosin light chain in arterial smooth muscle. Biochim Biophys Acta 872: 305-308.

    4.  Mougios V, Deligiannis A, Kalpakis J, Mastrantoni A (1991). Biochemical evaluation of muscle function during long distance fin swimming. Med Sci Res 19: 649-650.

    5.  Mougios V, Deligiannis A (1993). Effect of water temperature on performance, lactate production and heart rate at swimming of maximal and submaximal intensity. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 33: 27-33.

    6.  Deligiannis A, Karamouzis M, Kouidi E, Mougios V, Kallaras C (1993).Plasma TSH, T3, T4 and cortisol responses to swimming at varying water temperatures. Brit J Sports Med 27: 247-250.

    7.  Lykidis A, Mougios V, Arzoglou P (1994). Pancreatic lipase assays with triglycerides as substrate: Contribution of each sequential reaction to product formation. Clin Chem 40: 2053-2056.

    8.  Mougios V, Kotzamanidis C, Koutsari C, Atsopardis S (1995). Exercise-induced changes in the concentration of individual fatty acids and triacylglycerols of human plasma. Metabolism 44: 681-688.

    9.  Lykidis A, Mougios V, Arzoglou P (1995). Kinetics of the two-step hydrolysis of triacylglycerol by pancreatic lipases. Eur J Biochem 230: 892-898.

10.  Mougios V, Kouidi E, Kyparos A, Deligiannis A (1998). Effect of exercise on the proportion of unsaturated fatty acids in serum of untrained middle-aged individuals. Brit J Sports Med 32: 58-62.

11.  Ring S, Mader A, Mougios V (1999). Plasma ammonia response to sprint swimming. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 39: 128-132.

12.  Kouretas D, Laliotis V, Taitzoglou I, Georgellis A, Tsantarliotou M, Mougios V, Amiridis G, Antonoglou O (1999). Sex-hormone binding globulin from sheep serum: purification and effects of pregnancy and treatment with exogenous estradiol. Comp Biochem Phys C 123: 233-239.

13.  Mougios V, Matsakas Α, Petridou A, Ring S, Sagredos A, Melissopoulou Α, Tsigilis N, Nikolaidis M (2001). Εffect of supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid on human serum lipids and body fat. J Nutr Biochem 12: 585-594.

14.  Petridou A, Mougios V (2002). Acute changes in triacylglycerol lipase activity of human adipose tissue during exercise. J Lipid Res43: 1331-1334.

15.  Mougios V, Ring S, Petridou A, Nikolaidis MG (2003). Duration of coffee- and exercise-induced changes in the fatty acid profile of human serum. J Appl Physiol 94: 476-484.

16.  Nikolaidis MG, Papazisis KT, Kortsaris AH, Mougios V (2003). Exercise-induced changes in c-Fos protein levels in skeletal muscle of trained and untrained rats. Int J Sports Med 24: 96-100.

17.  Nikolaidis MG, Michailidis Y, Mougios V (2003). Variation of soluble transferrin receptor and ferritin concentrations in human serum during recovery from exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 89: 500-502.

18.  Petridou A, Mougios V, Sagredos A (2003). Supplementation with CLA: Isomer incorporation into serum lipids and effect on body fat of women. Lipids 38: 805-811.

19.  Nikolaidis MG, Protosygellou MD, Petridou A, Tsalis G, Tsigilis N, Mougios V (2003). Hematologic and biochemical profile of juvenile and adult athletes of both sexes: implications for clinical evaluation. Int J Sports Med 24: 506-511.

20.  Sotiriadou S, Kyparos A, Mougios V, Trontzos C, Sidiras G, Matziari C (2003). Estrogen effect on some enzymes in female rats after downhill running. Physiol Res 52: 743-748.

21.  Petridou A, Gerkos N, Kolifa M, Nikolaidis M, Simos D, Mougios V (2004). Effect of exercise performed immediately before a meal of moderate fat content on postprandial lipaemia. Brit J Nutr 91: 683-687.

22.  Tsalis G, Nikolaidis MG, Mougios V (2004). Effects of iron intake through food or supplement on iron status and performance of healthy adolescent swimmers during a training season. Int J Sports Med 25: 306-313.

23.  Kokalas Ν, Tsalis G, Tsigilis N, Mougios V (2004). Hormonal responses to three training protocols in rowing. Eur J Appl Physiol92: 128-132.

24.  Nikolaidis MG, Petridou A, Matsakas A, Schulz T, Michna H, Mougios V (2004). Effect of chronic wheel running on the fatty acid composition of phospholipids and triacylglycerols in rat serum, skeletal muscle and heart. Acta Physiol Scand181: 199-208.

25.  Kolifa M, Petridou A, Mougios V (2004). Effect of prior exercise on lipemia after a meal of moderate fat content. Eur J Clin Nutr 58: 1327-1335.

26.  Matsakas A, Nikolaidis MG, Kokalas N, Mougios V, Diel P (2004).Effect of voluntary exercise on the expression of IGF-I and androgen receptor in three rat skeletal muscles and on serum IGF-I and testosterone levels. Int J Sports Med 25: 502-508.

27.  Matsakas Α, Mougios V (2004). Opposite effect of acute aerobic exercise on plasma endothelin levels in trained and untrained men. Med Sci Mon 10: CR568-CR571.

28.  Nikolaidis MG, Mougios V (2004). Effects of exercise on the fatty acid composition of blood and tissue lipids. Sports Med 34: 1051-1076.

29.  Loupos D, Tsalis G, Barkoukis V, Semoglou K, Mougios V (2004). Psychophysiological effects of competitive stresson swimming coaches. J Swim Res16: 1-5.

30.  Paschalis V, Koutedakis Υ, Jamurtas AZ, Mougios V, Baltzopoulos V (2005).Equal volumes of high and low intensity of eccentric exercise in relation to muscle damage and performance. J Strength Cond Res 19: 184-188.

31.  Petridou A, Nikolaidis MG, Matsakas A, Schulz T, Michna H, Mougios V (2005). Effect of exercise training on the fatty acid composition of lipid classes in rat liver, skeletal muscle, and adipose tissue. Eur J Appl Physiol94: 84-92.

32.  Paschalis V, Koutedakis Y, Baltzopoulos V, Mougios V, Jamurtas AZ, Giakas G (2005). Short vs. long length of rectus femoris during eccentric exercise in relation to muscle damage in healthy males. Clin Biomech 20: 617-622.

33.  Petridou A, Lazaridou D, Mougios V(2005). Lipidemic profile of athletes and non-athletes of similar body fat. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 15: 425-432.

34.  Kokalas N, Petridou A, Nikolaidis MG, Mougios V (2005). Effect of aerobic exercise on lipemia and its fatty acid profile after a meal of moderate fat content in eumenorrheic women. Brit J Nutr 94: 698–704.

35.  Paschalis V, Koutedakis Y, Baltzopoulos V, Mougios V, Jamurtas AZ, Theoharis V (2005). The effects of muscle damage on running economy in healthy males. Int J Sports Med26: 827-831.

36.  Mougios V, Kazaki M, Christoulas K, Ziogas G, Petridou A (2006). Does the intensity of an exercise programme modulate body composition changes?Int J Sports Med 27: 178-181.

37.  Nikolaidis MG, Petridou A, Mougios V (2006). Comparison of the phospholipid and triacylglycerol fatty acid profile of rat serum, skeletal muscle and heart. Physiol Res 55: 259-265.

38.  Tsalouhidou S, Argyrou C, Theofilidis G, Karaoglanidis D, Orfanidou E, Nikolaidis MG, Petridou A, Mougios V (2006). Mitochondrial phospholipids of rat skeletal muscle are less polyunsaturated than whole tissue phospholipids: implication for protection against oxidative stress. J Animal Sci 84: 2818-2825.

39.  Kyparos D, Arsos G, Georga S, Petridou A, Kyparos A, Papageorgiou E, Mougios V, Matziari C, Karakatsanis C (2006).Assessment of brown adipose tissue activity in rats by 99mTc-sestamibi uptake. Physiol Res 55: 653-659.

40.  Petridou A, Chatzinikolaou A, Fatouros I, Mastorakos G, Mitrakou A, Chandrinou H, Papassotiriou I, Mougios V (2007). Resistance exercise does not affect the serum concentrations of cell adhesion molecules. Brit J Sports Med 41: 76-79.

41.  Zafeiridis A, Goloi E, Petridou A, Dipla K, Mougios V, Kellis S (2007). Effects of low- and high-volume resistance exercise on postprandial lipemia. Brit J Nutr97: 471-477.

42.  ChadjitheodorouD, Kabitsis C, Malliou P, Mougios V (2007). The effect of high-intensity aerobic exercise on pain, disability, psychological strain, and serum cortisol of patients with chronic low-back pain. Phys Ther 87: 304-312.

43.  Petridou A, Tsalouhidou S, Tsalis G, Schulz T, Michna H, Mougios V (2007). Long-term exercise increases the DNA binding activity of PPARgin rat adipose tissue. Metabolism 56: 1029-1036.

44.  Kabasakalis T, Kalitsis K, Tsalis G, Mougios V (2007). Imbalanced nutrition of top-level swimmers. Int J Sports Med28: 780-786.

45.  Mougios V (2007). Reference intervals for serum creatine kinase in athletes. Brit J Sports Med41: 674-678.

46.  Buehlmeyer K, Doering F, Daniel H, Petridou A, Mougios V, Schulz T, Michna H (2007). IGF-1 gene expression in rat colonic mucosa after different exercise volumes. J Sports Sci Med 6: 434-440.

47.  Chryssanthopoulos C, Petridou A, Maridaki M, Mougios V (2008). Meal frequency of pre-exercise carbohydrate feedings. Int J Sports Med 29: 336-342.

48.  Kyparos D, Arsos G, Kyparos A, Georga S,Petridou A, Sotiriadou S, Mougios V, Matziari C (2008). Effect ofaerobictraining on 99mTc-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile(99mTc-sestamibi) uptake by myocardium andskeletalmuscle: implication for non-invasive assessment of muscle metabolicprofile.Acta Physiol 193: 175–180.

49.  PaschalisV,BaltzopoulosV,MougiosV,JamurtasZA,TheoharisV,KaratzaferiC,KoutedakisY(2008).Isokineticeccentricexerciseofquadricepsfemorisdoesnotaffectrunningeconomy.J Strength Cond Res 22: 1222-1227.*

50.  Chatzinikolaou A, Fatouros I, Petridou A, Jamourtas A, Avloniti A, Douroudos I, Mastorakos G, Lazaropoulou C, Papassotiriou I, Tournis S, Mitrakou A, Mougios V (2008). Adipose tissue lipolysis is upregulated in lean and obese men during acute resistance exercise. Diabetes Care 31: 1397–1399.

51.  Dipla K, Makri M, Zafeiridis A, Soulas D, Tsalouhidou S, Mougios V, Kellis S (2008). An isoenergetichigh-protein, moderate-fat diet does not compromise strength and fatigue during resistance exercise in women. Brit J Nutr100: 283-286.

52.  Tsalouhidou S, Petridou A, Mougios V (2009). Effect of chronic exercise on DNA fragmentation and on lipid profiles in rat skeletal muscle. Exper Physiol 94: 362-370.

53.  Kabasakalis A, Kalitsis K, Nikolaidis MG, Tsalis G, Kouretas D, Loupos D, Mougios V (2009). Redox, iron, and nutritional status of children during swimming training. J Sci Med Sport12: 691-696.

54.  Saraslanidis P, Manetzis C, Tsalis G, Zafeiridis A, Mougios V, Kellis S (2009). Biochemical evaluation of running workouts used in training for the 400-m sprint.J Strength Cond Res Res 23: 2266-2271.

B.  Conference proceedings

16 papers in conference proceedings.

C.  Conference abstracts

172 conference abstracts

D.  Books

Mougios V (2006). Exercise Biochemistry. Champaign: Human Kinetics.


520 citations to my work by other investigators.


    1.  The cumulative impact factor of the journals in which I have published is 126.

*Κατά λάθος το άρθρο είναι δημοσιευμένο με τα μικρά ονόματα των συγγραφέων ως επώνυμα. Επομένως βρίσκεται στο PubMed ως Vassilis et al.


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