Calreticulin in San Francisco (fwd)

Michal Opas m.opas at utoronto.ca
Tue Oct 29 14:41:25 EST 1996

Dear colleague,

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


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,
        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
     Medical Sciences Building
     Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8 Canada

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