CALL FOR DISCUSSION: INSULIN-ACTION/bionet.cellbiol.insulin-action

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Mon Jan 23 18:31:11 EST 1995

We have received a proposal below for a new moderated newsgroup,


Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through
2 February on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on
BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For those who are not on the
BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently, either read
bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following biosci
addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 3 February (Newsgroup Discussion
leaders - please note this deadline - if no revisions are received
before the deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish INSULIN-ACTION/bionet.cellbiol.insulin-action (moderated)

Proposed USENET name:		bionet.cellbiol.insulin-action

Proposed mailing list name:	INSULIN-ACTION

Proposed email addresses:	insulin at
				insulin at

Moderator's address:		insulin-moderator at

Moderator:			T.S. Pillay, MD, PhD
				University of California San Diego
				Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
				Dept. of Medicine, Mail code 0673
				9500 Gilman Drive
				La Jolla, CA  92093-0673
				Tel: 619-534-8898
				Fax: 619-534-7181
				tpillay at

Newsgroup Charter:

To create a worldwide forum via the Internet for scientists studying
the biology of insulin receptor signal transduction; insulin
resistance; insulin-like growth factor I receptors and related
tyrosine kinase receptors.  This forum will enable intimate discussion
and exchange relating to scientific issues in this research area.

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