Calreticulin in San Francisco (fwd)

Michal Opas m.opas at utoronto.ca
Wed Oct 30 18:59:01 EST 1996


Dear colleague,

I have a pleasure of announcing a Special Interest Subgroup 
Meeting on
		CALRETICULIN 
during the International Congress of Cell Biology & American 
Society for Cell Biology Conference in San Francisco, CA, 
USA.  
The Calreticulin Meeting will be held on: 
	December 7th, 1996, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
in:
	Moscone Convention Center, room 256.

Calreticulin, a 60 kDa Ca-binding protein, is a major ER 
component of non-muscle cells.  Calreticulin plays a central 
role in intracellular Ca homeostasis.  Furthermore, 
calreticulin modulates gene expression, is a chaperone and 
affects cell adhesion.  How does the protein do all of 
these?  Come and see.

PROGRAM:

Michal Opas: Introduction

CHAIRMAN: Karl-Heinz Krause, Geneva.

Marek Michalak
Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 
Alberta, CANADA
	Calreticulin - an ER signalling molecule?

Robert A. Clark
Medicine Department, University of Texas Health Science 
Center, San Antonio, TX,  USA
	Transcriptional regulation and promoter
	characterization of the calreticulin gene.

David B. Williams
Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, 
Ontario, CANADA
	Lectin and chaperone properties of calreticulin
	and calnexin.

Patricia Camacho
Department of Neurosciences, University of Virginia, 
Charlottesville, VA, USA
	Luminal Control of IP3-mediated calcium release
	by calreticulin.

Coffee Break

CHAIRMAN: Jacopo Meldolesi, Milano

Karl-Heinz Krause
Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, 
Geneva, SWITZERLAND
	Calreticulin, Ca2+ storage, and store-operated
	Ca2+ influx.

Michal Opas
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Toronto, 
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
	Subcellular localization and function
	of endogenous and recombinant calreticulins.

Shoukat Dedhar / Marc Coppolino 
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
	Calreticulin knockout cells have normal calcium
	buffering properties but severely impaired
	integrin functions.

M. Michalak: Closing Remarks      
     
     Dr. Michal Opas
     Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
     University of Toronto
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