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Extracellular Matricies in Health and Disease

Theme organizers:

Jeffrey Gorski, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City   Karen Lyons, UCLA


This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2180-2193, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Interactions of Growth Factors and Integrins with the Extracellular Matrix

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 257A/B

Invited Speakers:

Reinhard Fässler, Max Planck Inst. of Biochemistry
Genetic analysis of integrin functions in mice

Jeffrey  A. Hubbell, Univ. of Chicago and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Engineering interactions between growth factors and the extracellular matrix

Karen M. Lyons, UCLA
Regulation of osteoblasts and bone mass by the CCN family of matricellular proteins

Effects of Enzymatic Modification of Extracellular Matrix Proteins

Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 257A/B

Invited Speakers:

Xi He, Boston Children's Hosp. and Harvard Med. Sch.
Wnt modification by Tiki proteins

Nabil G. Seidah, Clinical Res. Inst. of Montreal (IRCM)
The proprotein convertases and extracellular matrix remodeling

Zena Werb, UCSF
MMPs as regulators of tumor microenvironment

Regulation of Stem Cell Niches by the Extracellular Matrix

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 257A/B

Invited Speakers:

George E. Davis, Univ. of Missouri Sch. Of Med.
ECM remodeling events during EC-pericyte tube co-assembly in 3D matrices

Songtao Shi, USC (U Penn, Nov 2014)
Ossifying Fibroma Tumor Stem Cells are Maintained by Epigenetic Regulation of a TSP1/TGFβ/SMAD3 Autocrine Loop

Steve Weiss, Univ. of Michigan
Regulation of MSC fate by the extracellular matrix / MT1-MMP- Dependent Regulation of the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Niche

Function of the Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease 
This session is jointly sponsored by ASBMB and AAA 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 257A/B

Invited Speakers:

Peter H. Byers, Univ. of Washington
Getting to recessive, rare forms of osteogenesis imperfecta and implications for mechanisms of disease

Jeffrey P. Gorski, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
Mbtps1:  master regulator of spinal development / new master regulator of spinal development

Ralph Marcucio, UCSF
Mechanisms of FGF-mediated morphogenesis