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Nuclear Receptors: Orphan Brothers
joint with Nuclear Receptors: Steroid Sisters
Organizer(s): Peter Tontonoz, Thomas Perlmann and Timothy M. Willson
Date: March 30 - April 04, 2008
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The nuclear hormone receptors are a superfamily of transcription factors that play important roles in both physiology and disease. Orphan receptors are a subset of receptors that were cloned prior to the discovery of their endogenous ligands. The identification of ligands for orphan receptors and the elucidation of their biological functions have led to the discovery of new hormone signaling pathways that control growth, development, and cell and tissue homeostasis. Topics presented in this meeting will include structure function relationships, the role of orphan receptors in development and metabolism, genome-wide analysis of receptor function, coactivators and corepressors, and drug discovery. This meeting will also highlight the potential for orphan receptor signaling pathways to serve as therapeutic targets for human diseases.
Scholarship Deadline: December 3 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 3 2007
Abstract Deadline: January 2 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 30 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

The Endocrine Society
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK076500-02
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