2006 Experimental Biology Meeting
A socializer for regular and emeritus members is
scheduled for the AACBNC at EB 2006 in San
Francisco on Saturday, April 1.  The socializer will be
held from
5:30-7:00 pm at the Argent Hotel in the Franciscan I
room and is sponsored by The Anatomical Record, a
Wiley-Liss publication.  Members are encouraged to
bring their spouse or a guest.


The dates of EB 2006 are Saturday, April 1 -
Wednesday, April 5, 2006.   Further details
regarding the meeting can be found at
www.faseb.org/meetings/eb2006/call/default.htm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

for the American Association of Anatomists at EB 2006
Supported by JEOL USA, Inc. through the AACBNC



JUDAH FOLKMAN, M.D.
Harvard Medical School



Sunday, April 2; 5:15 - 6:15 pm
in Room 103 Moscone Convention Center

"The Platelet Angiogenesis Proteome for Early
Detection of Cancer"
New Functions of Spectrin & the
Membrane Skeleton

Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 123

Co-sponsored by the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology
and Neurobiology Chairpersons

Chair: Steven Goodman
(Univ. of Texas, Dallas)















Warren Zimmer
(Texas A&M Health Science Center)
Spectrin's Key Role in Synaptic Transmission

Muriel Lambert
(UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School)
Spectrin: Its Role in DNA Repair

Troy Stevens
(Univ. of South Alabama College of Medicine)
Control of Store Operated Calcium Entry by the
Spectrin Membrane Skeleton

Steven Goodman
(Univ. of Texas , Dallas)
Spectrin is a Chimeric E2/E3 Ubiquitin Ligase
AACBNC
at
Experimental Biology 2006
Spectrin was first isolated from RBCs in the 1960s and
its role as a major structural component of the RBC
membrane skeleton was well defined by 1980. In 1981,
demonstrated that spectrin was a ubiquitous protein
in nonerythroid cells. Twenty-five years later, the
speakers will discuss spectrin’s role in
neurotransmission, DNA repair, the role of a spectrin
binding partner in Ca release from internal stores, and
recent studies demonstrating that spectrin has a
previously unknown function as a chimeric E2/E3
ubiquitin conjugating/ligating enzyme.