How cilia signal

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  • Venue: IRB Barcelona - Aula Fèlix Serratosa
  • Address: Parc Científic de Barcelona - C/ Baldiri Reixac, 4-12, 08028 Barcelona
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IRB BioMed Seminars

By Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD – Professor & Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine – University of California, San Francisco.



Hedgehog pathway components and select G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) localize to the primary cilium, an organelle specialized for signal transduction. Misactivation of ciliary Hedgehog signaling causes cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and medulloblastoma. Defects in ciliary GPCR function can cause obesity by altering the function of neurons controlling feeding behaviors. I will discuss new data about how human ciliopathies (diseases caused by defective cilia) alter ciliary GPCR signaling to change behavior.


Host: Dr. Jens Lüders- Microtubule organization in cell proliferation and differentiation LAB – IRB Barcelona – Mechanisms of Disease Programme.


IMPORTANT: For attendees outside the PCB community you must register at least 24h before the seminar.