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International Gap Junction Conference 2013

Join us in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
The city boasts rich historical flavor and architecture, world-class cuisine
and unspoiled beaches. Charleston is consistently ranked by Conde' Nast
as one of the "must see" destinations in the United States.

The meeting will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.
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Awards

Postdoctoral Fellow Oral Presentation Awardees:
1st
Rengasayee Veeraraghavan

Experimental Evidence that the Cx43 Gap Junction Perinexus Functions as a Cardiac Ephapse

2nd
James W Smyth

A 14-3-3 mode-1 binding motif promotes gap junction internalization during acute cardiac ischemia

3rd
Jennifer Kopanic

Structural Characterization of the Connexin45 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain and its Interactions with Molecular Partners


Student Oral Presentation Awardees:
1st
Alexander W. Lohman

TNF-alpha-induced ATP release from endothelial cell pannexin 1 channels regulates leukocyte interactions with the venous blood vessel wall

2nd
Nicholas L. Weilinger

Src-mediated activation of pannexin-1 is a key perpetuator of ischemic cell death

3rd
Amandine Ch├ępied

Connexin43 mediates the invasive properties of human glioblastoma cells


Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation Awardees:
1st
John J. Kelly 

Cx30 regulates wound healing in the cochlea

2nd
Manuel A. Riquelme

Connexin 43 Hemichannels in Autophagy Development and in Protection of Osteocytes through Preconditioning Mechanism

3rd
Brad Bennett

X-ray structures of the human Cx26 gap junction channel identify Ca2+ binding sites and suggest a novel electrostatic mechanism that modulates ion selectivity


Student Poster Presentation Awardees:
1st
Samantha Adamson

Pannexin 1 controls adipocyte metabolism

2nd
Parul Katoch

Two dileucine-like motifs govern the assembly of connexin32 into gap junctions

3rd
Gaelle Spagnol

Structural studies of the Nedd4 WW domains and their selectivity for the Cx43 carboxyl-terminal domain