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Epithelial transport during infection and inflammation
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Epithelia & Membrane Transport Epithelia & Membrane Transport

Organised by John Hanrahan, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
and Deborah Baines, St George's University of London, UK

Thusday 14 July 2011
Lecture theatre to be confirmed

Epithelial barriers between the body and the environment provide the first line of defence against pathogens and other harmful agents. Inflammation is an important feature of epithelial responses to external insults. Transepithelial solute and fluid transport processes are also integral parts of the epithelial response to infection and inflammation, and contribute to the innate immunity. This symposium will present recent studies of epithelial biology that are related to infection and inflammation, and which may function abnormally in disease states.

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08.45 Welcome and introduction by the organisers
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Regulation of sodium transport and proinflammatory cytokine secretion by the stress-activated metabolic sensor AMP-activated kinase

  Ken Hallows, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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09.30
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Role of cytokines in controlling gene expression and sodium transport in airway and alveolar epithelial cells; implications for cystic fibrosis and pulmonary edema

  Yves Berthiaume, Universite de Montréal, Canada
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10.00

Inflammation, infection and airway epithelial glucose homeostasis

  Emma Baker, St George's University of London, UK
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10.30 Refreshments
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11.15

Tight junction regulation in the intestine

  Jerrold Turner, University of Chicago, USA
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11.45

Epithelial inflammatory responses to bacterial exoproducts

  Terry Machen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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