December 1 - 4, 2004 | Savannah, Georgia
In recent years, it has become apparent that many viruses induce signal transduction events in concert with virus entry. These interactions can trigger a variety of changes in the cell including induction of apoptosis, cytoskeletal rearrangements and global reprogramming of cellular transcription. In other cases, innate sensing of viral components trigger signal transduction pathways and specific antiviral responses. At present, we are only beginning to decipher the consequences of these early signal transduction events to virus replication and to pathogenesis in the host. The goal of this conference was to assemble a scientific program that encompasses the state of the art of virus-cell signaling by bringing together leading researchers in this emerging field.
Teresa Compton; McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Glen Nemerow; The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA