Keystone Symposia: Pathogenesis of Diabetes: Emerging Insights into Molecular Mechanisms (Pathogenesis of Diab)

Venue: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 29, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 29, 2012
Early Registration Date: Nov 29, 2011
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This meeting will focus on genetic, epigenetic and biochemical mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of diabetes. New methods, particularly proteomics and the ability to interrogate protein modifications (phosphorylation, acetylation, methylation) on a large scale, are providing a new window into the pathological processes in type 2 diabetes. Other emerging themes are the CNS control of metabolism, the role of the microbiome in regulating metabolism, and transdifferentiation of cells in the endocrine pancreas in the adaptive response to obesity and insulin resistance. The strength of this meeting lies in the interdisciplinary nature of these topics. Pathogenesis of Diabetes: Emerging Insights into Molecular Mechanisms is held jointly with a the Keystone Symposia meeting on Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation, an obvious match with any conference devoted to type 2 diabetes; for example, adipose tissue function is dramatically changed in obesity, and adipocytes and adipose tissue immune cells produce proteins that modulate insulin signaling.


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This meeting is held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting "Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation." Registering for one meeting in a set of joint meetings enables participateion in sessions of the other, pending space availability. Other deadlines: Abstract & scholarship - September 29, 2011 Late-breaking abstract - November 1, 2011