Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Galectins as pattern recognition receptors:
First barrier or Trojan horse?
Kelsey Abernathy, Chiguang Feng, and Gerardo Vasta
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology
Pizza at 6 pm, Seminar at 6:30 pm
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
612 Physiology Building, 725 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
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May 10 (2016) "5th Annual Area-wide Glycobiology Poster Session"
April 12 (2016) "A 'Little Sugar' goes a long way" by John Hanover, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
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May 14 (2015) "4th Annual Area-wide Glycobiology Poster Session"
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May 16 (2014) "3rd Annual Area-wide Glycobiology Poster Session"
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May 8 (2012) "1st Annual Area-wide Glycobiology Poster Session"
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April 12 (2011) "Lipoplex delivery of ManNAc and sialic acid to rescue hyposialylation in a mouse model of HIBM" by Marjan Huizing & Tal Yardeni, NHGRI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
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February 8 (2011) "What we know that we do not know about malaria glycobiology (and what we intend to do about it)" by Rhoel R. Dinglasan, JHU-SPH
January 18 (2011) "Systems Glycobiology from the Glycome to the Genome" by Pauline Rudd, Dublin-Oxford NIBRT, Dublin, Ireland
December 14 (2010) "Sialic Acid Modulation of the Innate Immune Response" by Alan S. Cross, Center for Vaccine Development, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Sept. 14 (2010) "Extensive crosstalk between O-GlcNAcylation & phosphorylation in nearly every cell process – Why???" by Gerald Hart, Dept. Biological Chemistry, JHU-SOM
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Jan. 12 (2010) "GLUCOSAMINE: Inspiring New Treatments for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Tissue Engineering" by Jennifer Elisseeff, Matthew Gibson & Jeanniene Coburn, Dept. Biomed. Eng., JHU
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Feb. 12 (2008) " Global Profiling of Glycosylation Using Protein Chip Approach" by Dr. Heng Zhu, Dept. of Pharmacol. & Mol. Sci. & HIT Center, JHU-SOM
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Nov 21 (2006) "All the neus that is fit to print:The role of Neu1 and Neu3 sialidases in the immune system" by N. Stamatos (UM, IHV)
Oct 17 (2006) "How do sugars modulate Notch activity" by R. Haltiwanger (Stoney Brook Univ.)
Sept. 7 (2006) "Hi-Speed Screening of Total Glycans in Cancer Cells" by K. Kakehi (Kinki Univ.)
May 9 (2006) ""GPI Anchoring of Fungal Proteins:Challenges of Studying Membrane-Bound Proteing" by Tamara Hendrickson (Dept. Chem., JHU)
April 18 (2006) "Harnessing glycobiology to help in nerve repair" by Ron Schnaar et al. (JHUSOM)
March 21 (2006) "An O-Glycosyltransferase is Required During Multiple Stages of Drosophila Development" by Kelly Ten Hagen (Developmental Glycobiology Unit, NIDCR/NIH)
Feb. 14 (2006) "Sialic acid: A regulator of apoptosis, proliferation, and differentiation" by K.Yarema (BME, JHU)
Jan. 10 (2006) "Structure and Function of b-1,4-Gal-transferase family members: Structure-based design of new glycosyltransferases" by P. K. Qasba, E.Boeggeman & B.Ramakrishnan (NIH/NCI)
Dec. 13 (2005) "Lectin Repertories in Invertebrates and Ectothermic Vertebrates:Their Roles in Embryogenesis and Innate Immunity¨ by Gerardo Vasta (COMB)
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Dec. 14 (2004) "C-Reactive Protein: not for Phosphorylcholine only" by Reiko Lee & Y.C.Lee Dept. of Biology (JHU)
Oct. 12 (2004) "Metabolic connections between sialic acid biosynthesis, human disease, and apoptosis" by Kevin Yarema, Dept. of Biomed. Eng. (JHU)
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April 20 (2004) -- " Metabolic Pathways of Glycosylation in Mammalian & Insect Cells" by Julian Jones, Karthik Viswanathan S. Krag, M. Betenbaugh, Dept of Chem & Biomol Eng (JHU) & Dept of Biochem & Mol Biol (JHSPH) Baltimore, MD
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