Regulation of protein trafficking and function by palmitoylation

The post-translational modification of proteins by palmitoylation has emerged as a highly versatile mechanism for regulating the trafficking, membrane micro-localisation and function of diverse protein families. This meeting will focus on the most recent breakthroughs in palmitoylation research.

Reviews by the speakers, based on their presentations at this major international meeting, will be published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions (Volume 41, part 1).
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he Morton Lecture
Regulation of protein partitioning into raft
Kai Simons (Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany)
Chemical approaches for the global analysis of dynamic palmitoylation
Brent Martin (University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Chemical proteomics: a powerful tool for exploring protein lipidation
Ed Tate (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Role of palmitoylation in regulating ER function and architecture
Gisou van der Goot (EPFL, Switzerland)
Ras subcellular localisation and signalling
Ian Prior (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Mechanism and function of DHHC S-Acyltransferases
Maurine Linder (Cornell University, U.S.A.)
Michael Hayden (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Palmitoylation of influenza virus proteins
Michael Veit (Free University Berlin, Germany)
Regulation of calcium-activated potassium channels by reversible protein palmitoylation
Mike Shipston (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Tracking palmitoylation change in brain disease
Nicholas Davis (Wayne State University, Detroit, U.S.A.)
The spatial organization of growth factor signaling systems in cells
Philippe Bastiaens (Max Planck Institut of Molecular Physiology, Germany)
Regulation of neurotransmitter receptor membrane trafficking by protein palmitoylation
Richard Huganir (The John Hopkins University, U.S.A.)

23 Aug - 25 Aug 2012

United Kingdom
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