Angioma Alliance 9th Pathobiology of CCM Scientific Meeting
Domenica 15 Dicembre 2013 11:43
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The 9th Annual CCM Scientific Meeting was held on November 7th and 8th, 2013 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, in Washington, DC (USA).

Nearly 60 attendees with complementary expertise and interests encompassing different research fields, including molecular, cellular and developmental biology, human genetics and genomics, and clinical research, yet completely focused on cavernous angioma, gathered together from the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany and the UK to share and discuss the latest research data and to develop new hypotheses and collaborations.

Indeed, the unique multi-disciplinary nature, the focused and comprehensive program, and the very friendly atmosphere of the CCM Scientific Meeting have been highly useful in driving innovative and collaborative research since its inception in 2005.

In particular, the 2013 edition offered significant breakthroughs into the molecular mechanisms underlying CCM pathogenesis, and fundamental insights into the development of novel therapeutic strategies.
Among these, the hypothesis that CCM lesions may result from a locally impaired endothelial cell defense against oxidative stress in microvascular districts of genetically predisposed subjects, originally proposed by Dr. Luca Goitre and Prof. Francesco Retta since the 2009 CCM Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, has continued to gain further support by novel experimental findings presented at the meeting and recently published in Free Radical Biology & Medicine (*), as well as by novel evidence from other researchers, including Prof. Angela Glading at the University of Rochester, and Dr. Christopher Gibson at the University of Utah (below, see the titles of their respective presentations).


• Reduced KRIT1 expression modifies vascular permeability by increasing oxidative stress
Angela Glading – University of Rochester, NY, USA

• Role of KRIT1 in the pathogenesis of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM): From disease mechanisms toward pharmacological therapies
Francesco Retta – University of Torino, Italy


• High-Content Screening Reveals CCM Pathophysiology and Potential Treatments
Christopher Gibson – University of Utah, UT, USA

Click here to download the full 2013 CCM Scientific Meeting agenda, complete with talk titles and presenter information.

Click here to see the archive of CCM Scientific Meetings, complete with programs and highlights.

Clicca qui per la versione in Italiano.


(*) Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]
KRIT1 loss of function causes a ROS-dependent upregulation of c-Jun.
Luca Goitre, Elisa De Luca, Stefano Braggion, Eliana Trapani, Michela Guglielmotto, Fiorella Biasi, Marco Forni, Andrea Moglia, Lorenza Trabalzini, and S. Francesco Retta
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, Orbassano (Torino), Italy.

J Signal Transduct. 2012;2012:534029. Epub 2012 Mar 11.
Reactive oxygen species: friends and foes of signal transduction.
Retta SF, Chiarugi P, Trabalzini L, Pinton P, Belkin AM.

J Signal Transduct. 2012;2012:807682. Epub 2011 Dec 13.
Molecular Crosstalk between Integrins and Cadherins: Do Reactive Oxygen Species Set the Talk?
Goitre L, Pergolizzi B, Ferro E, Trabalzini L, Retta SF.

PLoS One. 2010 Jul 26;5(7):e11786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011786.
KRIT1 regulates the homeostasis of intracellular reactive oxygen species.
Goitre L, Balzac F, Degani S, Degan P, Marchi S, Pinton P, Retta SF.

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