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Biochem Cell Biol. 2011 Apr;89(2):83-4. doi: 10.1139/o10-158.

Report on the Bicarbonate Transport Satellite Meeting at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. r.reithmeier@utoronto.ca

Abstract

The Bicarbonate Transport Meeting was held as a satellite meeting of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB): Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease. The meeting covered the modern history of bicarbonate transporter proteins and brought together the major workers in the field. Ron Kopito recounted the story of the first determination of the amino acid sequence for a bicarbonate transporter, AE1/Band 3, 25 years earlier while working with Harvey Lodish at Harvard, while Tomohiro Yamaguchi and Teruhisa Hirai presented up-to-date data on AE1 structure obtained using electron crystallography. The meeting further spanned the spectrum of bicarbonate transporters, with sessions devoted to Cl-/HCO3- exchangers, Na+/HCO3- co-transporters, the link to carbonic anhydrase, and the SLC26 family of bicarbonate transporters expressed broadly in humans, yeast, and bacteria.

PMID:
21455259
DOI:
10.1139/o10-158
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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