Biology and Chemistry of Vision
Snowmass Village, Colorado
9650 Rockville ,20814
Bethesda, MD
“Unanswered questions in phototransduction deactivation:
from single photon detection to light adaptation.”
The functional cycle of rod arrestin: regulation of its
availability and binding selectivity

Schedule of Presentations:

Saturday, June 16, 2007
20:45:00 Human rods, cones, and bipolar cells: their responses, adaptation, and role in vision Trevor Lamb
Sunday, June 17, 2007
09:00:00 Unanswered questions in phototransduction deactivation: Marie Burns
09:45:00 The functional cycle of rod arrestin: regulation of its Vsevolod V Gurevich
11:00:00 G βγ subunits are Required for the Normal Termination of Yingbin Fu
11:45:00 Functional modules and their interplay in retinal Klaus Peter Hofmann
19:00:00 Transfer of light-activated ion channels to retinal John Flannery
19:45:00 Retinal repair by transplantation of photoreceptor Robin Ali
21:00:00 DNA Compacted Nanoparticles as a Non-Viral Ocular Gene Muna I Naash
21:45:00 Gene therapy treatment of color blindness in adult primates Jay Neitz
Monday, June 18, 2007
09:00:00 Rhodopsin C-terminus regulates the assembly of a D D Deretic
09:45:00 Myosin-V, Rab11 and dRip11 mediate post-Golgi Donald F Ready
10:45:00 Role of a Golgi-associated IFT complex in cilia assembly Gregory J Pazour
11:30:00 Rab GTPases, Membrane Traffic and Retinal Disease Miguel Seabra
19:00:00 Farnesylation of retinal transducin plays a role far beyond Yoshitaka Fukuda
19:45:00 Closing the Visual Cycle: Mechanism of Chromophore Tom Sakmar
21:00:00 G β5: the other G β subunit Wayne L Hubbell
21:45:00 Flipping the switches: a spin label's view of molecular John Sondek,
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
09:00:00 Class III Myosins in Photoreceptors and Hair Cells B. Burnside
09:45:00 Functional Studies of Usher Proteins in Murine Tiansen Li
10:45:00 Motor protein function in the RPE David Williams
11:30:00 The Role of Ciliary Proteins in Photoreceptor Degeneration Nico Katsanis
19:00:00 “A membrane receptor for retinol binding protein mediates Hui Sun
19:35:00 Megalin and Related Edocytic Receptors Mediate Uptake of Nathan L Mata
20:10:00 Structure and Function of the Isomerohydrolase Jian Xing Ma
21:00:00 TBA Gabriel Travis
21:35:00 Chromophore Change from 11-cis-dehydroretinal (A2) to Petrie Ala Laurila
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
09:00:00 Role of Grk1, Arr1 and Arr3 in inactivation of mouse cone Sergei S Nikonov
09:45:00 Phototransduction in carp cones: Activation and recovery Satoru Kawamura
10:45:00 Photoactivation Mechanisms of Rod and Cone Visual Barry Knox
11:30:00 A circadian clock in the retina regulates rod-cone coupling Christophe Ribelayga
19:30:00 RPGR, CEP290 and Centrosomal/ciliary Protein Defects in Anand Swaroop
20:05:00 A Core Complex of BBS Proteins Cooperates with the Maxence V Nachury
20:35:00 Identification of a novel LCA gene, encoding a ciliary Ronald Roepman
21:25:00 Fibulin-3 knockin and knockout mouse models and macular Lihua Y Marmorstein
22:00:00 Is amyloid toxicity sufficient to cause AMD? Lessons from a Catherine Bowes
Thursday, June 21, 2007
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Adaptive Evolution of Opsins as Seen Through Adriana Briscoe
08:45:00 Molecular Genetics of Opsin Diversity in Thomas W Cronin
09:45:00 Seeing in the Dark: Remarkable Adaptations of Birgit Greiner
10:30:00 Control of rhabdomere integrity and rhodopsin transport in Joseph E. O' Tousa
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