Friday, October 28th – 2016 Pannexins Symposium: Pannexin Channels and Purines in Health and Disease

November 3, 2016 by School of Medicine Webmaster

Thank you to all who made the Inaugural Pannexin Symposium a success!

Description:  Plasma membrane channels on cell surfaces play a key role in inter-cellular communication between cells within a tissue and beyond. Pannexin channels have recently been identified to play varied roles in such communication through the release purines (such as ATP) and other smaller molecules that in turn has been linked to inflammation, apoptotic cell clearance, hypertension, metabolic disorders, and cancer. This symposium will cover some of the recent and exciting developments in the field of pannexin channels (and related channels).

J. Kevin Foskett – Perelman School of Medicine/ University of Pennsylvania

Douglas R. Green – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dale W. Laird – Schulick Medicine & Dentistry / Western University

Simon Robson – Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center


Pinn Hall Conference Center

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA


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