Dave Thornton’s new paper on Muc5ac (see below) has been press released under the title Worm discovery could help one billion people worldwide, and is also covered in the week's Nature 'Research Highlights'
Byron, A. (2011) Analyzing the anatomy of integrin adhesions. Sci. Signal. 4: jc3
Day, A.J., Clark, S.J. & Bishop, P.N. (2011). Understanding the molecular basis of AMD and how the identification of new mechanisms may aid the development of novel therapies. Expert Reviews in Ophthalmology 6, 123-128.
Hasnain, S.Z., Evans, C.M., Roy, M., Gallagher, A.L., Kindrachuk, K.N., Barron, L., Dickey, B.F., Wilson, M.S., Wynn, T.A., Grencis, R.K. and Thornton, D.J. (2011) Muc5ac: A critical component mediating the rejection of the eneteric nematode, Trichuris muris.J. Exp. Med.doi: 10.1084/jem.20102057
Rooney, N., Streuli, C.H. (2011). How integrins control mammary epithelial differentiation: a possible role for the ILK-PINCH-Parvin complex. FEBS Letters. In press.
Rousseau, K., Cardwell, J.M., Humphrey, E., Newton, R., Clegg, P. and Thornton, D.J(2011) Muc5ac and Muc5b are both increased in equine airway inflammation. PLoS ONE. In press.
Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Gordon Conference, Lucca, Italy, 3 May. Insights from mass spectrometric analyses of adhesion signalling.6 May
BSCB/BSDB, Kent University, 27-30 April. Proteomic profiling of integrin adhesion complexes
15th Annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Conference, MA, USA, 17-20 April. Lack of integrin-mediated TGFβ activation by dendritic cells results in protection from chronic gastrointestinal parasite infection.
Royal Microscopical Society meeting: TEM & TOM, Sheffield, 11-12 April. Examining cell-matrix interactions using multi-mag serial section electron tomography.
ARVO 2011: Visionary Genomics, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 1-5 May. Proteomic analysis of the human retina.
Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Gordon Conference, Lucca, Italy, 1-5 May. Novel glomerular matrix proteins identified by mass spectometry based proteomics.
BSDB/BSCB Joint Spring meeting, Canterbury, 27-30 March. Type XXVII Collagen has a role in the regulation of proliferation during lung morphogenesis
Examined a PhD thesis at The University of York, on 20 April. The thesis was entitled ‘Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell activity in an in vitro model of the stem cell niche’.
Features in this month’s edition of The Biochemist - see here
Congratulations to Sumaira, who has been awarded a University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Award for the FLS Postgraduate of the Year for 2011.
The Body Experience
Nice that someone recorded their day out at the Body Experience exhibition, visiting Team Mucus and making slime! See this link