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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Conference Room F1/F2

Lymphatic Biology and Disease: The Cinderella of the Vascular System Finally Gets Invited to the Ball
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

John Hanover, NIDDK

Progress in the area of lymphatic Biology has recently ignited intense interest in this historically neglected segment of the cardiovascular system. Genetics and molecular genetic approaches in model systems ranging from Zebrafish to man have shed light on the central importance of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system plays a key role in immunity, fluid balance, wound healing, and metabolism. It provides the portal for the metastasis of cancer cells and the circulation of components of the innate and adaptive immune systems. One of the paradoxes of the historically slow development of lymphatic research is how interdisciplinary this field of research really is! In this symposium, we will highlight some of the remaining challenges facing lymphatic research. These include the development of the lymphatic vasculature, diseases of the lymphatic system, imaging modalities, vascular angiogenesis, and functioning in parasitic diseases and immunity.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
In Vivo Real-time, Multicolor, Optical Lymphatic Imaging Using Quantum-Dots
Nobuyyki Kosaka, NCI

Calmodulin-dependent Transport of SOX Proteins and Lymphangiogensis
John Hanover, NIDDK

Studying Developmental Lymphangiogenesis Using the Zebrafish
Brant Weinstein, NICHD

Imaging the Lymphatic System
Peter Choyke, NCI

Lymphatic Involvement in the Cystic Lung Destruction and Extrapulmonary Manifestations of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Joel Moss, NHLBI

Lymphatic Remodeling in the Pathogenesis of Human Lymphatic Flariasis
Tom Nutman, NIAID

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