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Sirtuins in Metabolism, Aging and Disease
Organizer(s): Aleksey G. Kazantsev, Antonello Mai and Tiago Fleming Outeiro
Date: February 12 - 16, 2012
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Sirtuins comprise a unique class of NAD+-dependent enzymes that modify multiple protein substrates to execute diverse biological functions. Sirtuins are key regulators of clinically important cellular and organismal processes including metabolism, cell division and aging. The desire to understand the important determinants of human health and lifespan has resulted in a firestorm of work on the seven mammalian sirtuins in the past decade. The implication of sirtuins in medically important areas such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular dysfunction and neurodegenerative disease has catapulted them to a prominent status as potential targets for nutritional and therapeutic development. The Keystone Symposia meeting on Sirtuins in Metabolism, Aging and Disease will address fundamental questions on the regulation, biochemical, molecular and cellular mechanisms and pathways of sirtuins. The significance of sirtuin-dependent regulation of homeostasis with respect to diverse biological organisms will be discussed. We envision that this meeting will evaluate the relevance of sirtuin biology in various human conditions, and provide a unique environment for discussing specific therapeutic strategies.
Scholarship Deadline: October 12 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 12 2011
Abstract Deadline: November 11 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 12 2011
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
The Ellison Medical FoundationLandes Bioscience
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Sirtris, a GSK Company
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant No. 1R13AG040857-01
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