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The 18th Naito Conference

Innate Immunity in Medicine and Biology [II]

Period 2005/10/25 (Tue.) - 2005/10/28 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:26


Kensuke Miyake University of Tokyo
Shun-ichiro Kawabata Kyushu University
Shoichiro Kurita Tohoku University
Kayo Inaba Kyoto University
Shizuo Akira Osaka University


Parasite and Bacterial Infection

  1. Molecular Mechanisms of Plasmodium Elimination in the Midgut of Anopheles Gambiae
    [Elena A. Levashina]
    Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, CNRS, France
  2. Molecular Mechanisms for Malarial Sporozoites Liver Infection
    [Tomoko Ishino]
    Department of Medical Zoology School of Medical Zoology School of Medicine, Mie University, Japan
  3. Redox Homeostasis in Drosophila Gut Immunity
    [Won-Jae Lee]
    Division of Molecular Life Science, Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
  4. New Signaling Pathways Involved in Insect Immunity and Microbial Pathogenesis
    [David S. Schneider]
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, USA
  5. Intracellular Survival Strategy of Shigella
    [Chihiro Sasakawa]
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  6. Host-Pathogen Interactions: the Listeria Paradigm
    [Pascale Cossart]
    Unite des interactions Bacteries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, France


  1. Apoptotic Cell Clearance and Autoimmune Disease
    [Masato Tanaka]
    Laboratory for Innate Cellular Immunity, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan
  2. Molecular Mechanism of Substate-Recognition of Glycoprotein-Specific Ubiquitin-Ligases
    [Yukiko Yoshida]
    Laboratory of Frontier Science, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
  3. Subversion of Host Innate Immunity by Pathogenic Mycobacteria
    [Jean Pieters]
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
  4. Interaction of Salmonella with its Mammalian Host Cell
    [Jogre E. Galan]
    Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, USA
  5. Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Trafficking and Protein Sorting - What We Can Learn from Yeast and Plants
    [Akihiko Nakano]
    Molecular Membrane Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Discovery Research Institute, Japan

Viral Infection

  1. Enigmas of Emerging Viral Infections
    [Yoshihiko Kawaoka]
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science,University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Host Genes and Functions in Positive-Strand RNA Virus Replication
    [Paul Ahlquist]
    Institute for Molecular Virology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin, USA
  3. Neurovirulence of Poliovirus
    [Akio Nomoto]
    Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. Defensive Arts: Editing as Intrinsic Antiviral Immunity
    [Didier Trono]
    Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
  5. Regulation of Hepatitis C Virus Replication by Cyclophilin B through Targetting Virus Polymerase Function
    [Kunitada Shimotohno]
    Department of Viral Oncology Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Japan

Host Responses and Inflammation

  1. Induction of IFN Gene Expression by Virus Infection: Shared and Unique Functions of the DExD/H-box Helicases RIG-I, MDA5 and LGP2
    [Takashi Fujita]
    Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Japan
  2. Control of Host Defenses by Hepatitis C Virus
    [Michael Gale, Jr.]
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
  3. ROS-Dependent ASK1-MAP Kinase Signaling in Apoptosis and Immunity
    [Hidenori Ichijo]
    Laboratory of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. Role of Hypoxic Response in Innate Immunity
    [Randall S. Johnson]
    Molecular Biology Section, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA
  5. Role of Lipid Mediators in Inflammation and Immune Disorders
    [Takao Shimizu]
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan

Stress Responses

  1. Prostanoid-Mediated Body Defense Mechanism and Outcome of their Breakdown
    [Shuh Narumiya]
    Department of Pharmacology, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
  2. ER Stress and ER-Associated Degradation of Misfolded Proteins
    [Kazuhiro Nagata]
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
  3. Redox Regulation of Stress Responses and Energy Metabolism by TRX/TBP-2 System
    [Junji Yodoi]
    Department of Biological Responses, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Japan
  4. Cellular Responses to Unfolded Proteins in the Endoplsmic Reticulum - the ER Stress Response
    [David Ron]
    Skirball institute, New York University School of Medicine, USA
  5. Transcription Factor Regulation of Cellular Defense Mechanisms against Electrophiles and Reactive Oxygen Species
    [Masayuki Yamamoto]
    Center for Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba, Japan