The announcement of IFXIIIS 2012
We are very glad that we can announce the annual International Factor XIII Symposium
in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on February 1, 2012, through the courtesy of Prof. Dr. med.
Wolfgang Korte, the president of the 56th GTH meeting (http://www.gth2012.org/).
As usual, we will stick to the “traditional” conditions offered by the president. That
includes waiver of registration for the participants who only join IFXIIIS.
Looking forward to meeting you in St. Gallen soon.
Chairs of International Factor XIII Symposium
Prof. Akitada Ichinose
Prof. Hans Kohler
The Annual International Factor XIII Symposium/Workshop in 2012 (chaired by Profs. A. Ichinose and H. Kohler)
“The Factor XIII (FXIII) World: Where the Transglutaminase with a Fabulous Variety of Functions Dominates”
09:45 to 12:45, February 1, 2012, Halle 9.1.2 (Plenarsaal), Olma Messen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
I. Introduction to the FXIII World: The Evolution and Functional Differentiation of Transglutaminases
by Akitada Ichinose (Univ. Yamagata, Japan)
II. Gene Expression and Differentiation: From Bone to Blood
Role of FXIII-A in maintenance of adult bone mass
by Mari Kaartinen (McGill Univ., Canada)
Factor XIII and bone marrow matrix environment in megakaryocyte development
by Alessandra Balduini (University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy & Tufts University, Boston, USA)
Platelet factor XIII gene expression in patients with atrial fibrillation. Correlation with arrhythmia and thromboembolic propensity (15 min)
by Waldemar E. Wysokinski (Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN)
What does FXIII do to platelets?
by Khalid Naseem (Hull York Medical School, UK)
Possible role of cellular FXIII of the bone marrow-derived cells during pregnancy
by Akitada Ichinose, Masayoshi Souri (Univ. Yamagata, Japan)
III. The Intersection of Coagulation, Fibrinolysis, and Immune Systems
The role of FXIII in pregnancy – only of clinical relevance in severe FXIII deficiency?
by Verena Schroeder, Hans P Kohler (Univ. Bern, Switzerland)
Capturing pathogens by factor XIII – a novel defense mechanism?
by Heiko Herwald (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Factor XIII B subunit, a Staphylococcus protein A binding protein
by Adrienne Kerényi, Krisztina Pénzes, Gizella Haramura, László Muszbek (Univ. Debrecen, Hungary)
The relationship between factor XIII and fibrinolysis
by Nicola J Mutch (Univ. Aberdeen, UK)
Simultaneous monitoring of FXIII activity and fibrin formation in vivo: Role of FXIII on the kinetics of thrombus formation
by Robert Ariens and Helen Philippou (Univ. Leeds, UK)
Identification of a Cryptic Binding site on Factor XIII A subunit for Fibrinogen α chain and its functional role in clot stabilisation
by Kerrie Smith, Peter Grant (Univ. Leeds, UK)
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Time: 09:45 – 12:45
Session No: WS03 International Workshop Factor XIII
Session title: The Factor XIII (FXIII) World: Where the Transglutaminase with a Fabulous Variety of Functions Dominates
Room: PLENARYSAAL 9.1.2
Venue: St. Gallen / Schweiz Olma Messen St. Gallen, Spügenstrasse 12, 9008 St. Gallen / Switzerland
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