July 2010
 

A Look at the PSI Biology Initiative


Meetings-iconBY PETER C. PREUSCH 

A special session at the 2010 ASBMB meeting in Anaheim looked at the new biology phase of the Protein Structure Initiative a large scale effort to accelerate discovery in structural genomics. This article details some of the topics that were discussed at that meeting.

 

Meeting Theme: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair


Meetings-iconBY JOANN SWEASY AND MARLENE BELFORT  

The four sessions in the "DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair" 2011 annual meeting theme will focus on genomic instability, chromosome dynamics and gene therapy, processing of non-B form DNA by the cell and RNA as a mediator of genome plasticity. 

 

Meeting Theme: Protein Synthesis and Degradation


Meetings-iconBY IVAN DIKIC AND RAMANUJAN HEGDE

The sessions in the "Protein Synthesis and Degradation" theme will cover the ribosome and protein translation, membrane protein biosynthesis, protein folding and quality control and protein aggregation and autophagy. 

 

Meeting Theme: Structure, Mechanism and Regulation in Enzyme Catalysis


Meetings-iconBY SQUIRE J. BOOKER AND L. MARIO AMZEL

The 2011 annual meeting theme "Structure, Mechanism and Regulation in Enzyme Catalysis" will look at metals and redox chemistry, sulfur chemistry and biological redox, processive enzymes and kinases, phosphatases, and phosphorus in biological reactions.

 

Meeting Theme: Transcription and Chromatin


Meetings-iconBY KAROLIN LUGER AND QIANG ZHOU  

The "Transcription/Chromatin" theme will contain sessions titled: "Structural Transitions in Chromatin - An Exploration of Mechanisms," "Alternative Chromatin Structures," "RNA Polymerase Pausing and Elongation" and "Transcriptional Regulation in Growth, Differentiation and Diseases."

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