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Nuclear Receptors: Orphan Brothers
joint with Nuclear Receptors: Steroid Sisters
Organizer(s): Vincent Giguère, David D. Moore and Anastasia Kralli
Date: March 18 - 23, 2006
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Supported by The Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Nuclear receptors constitute a large family of transcription factors that control development and homeostasis of complex organisms, and play fundamental roles in human diseases. In contrast to classic steroid and thyroid hormone receptors, orphan nuclear receptors were originally identified without any prior knowledge of their association with natural or synthetic ligands. Studies of orphan nuclear receptors has not only led to the discovery of new hormone response systems and regulatory pathways controlling cell fate, organogenesis and vital metabolic functions, but also helped in uncovering molecular mechanisms common to the action of all members of the nuclear receptor family. This meeting will demonstrate the importance of orphan nuclear receptors in health and diseases, their potential as targets for drug discovery and the distinction and likeness in the molecular mechanisms of action used by orphan and steroid nuclear receptors.
Scholarship Deadline: November 17 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 17 2005
Abstract Deadline: December 12 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 18 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Invitrogen CorporationNovartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1R13 DK071303-01
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