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Report on the second international workshop on the CCN family of genes
  1. B Perbal1,
  2. D R Brigstock2,
  3. L F Lau3
  1. 1Laboratoire d’Oncologie Virale et Moléculaire, UFR de Biochimie, Université Paris 7-D. Diderot, 2 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, Colombus Ohio 43205, USA
  3. 3Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
  1. Professor B Perbal, Laboratoire d’Oncologie Virale et Moléculaire, UFR de Biochimie, Université Paris 7-D. Diderot, 2 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France;


For the second time, researchers from leading laboratories in the CCN field gathered in Saint-Malo, France, to participate in the Second International Workshop on the CCN family of genes. In addition to the regular research communications, meeting highlights included the inauguration of the first CCN newsletter ( and the recognition of the International CCN Society ( as an important medium for the exchange of scientific knowledge and resources in the CCN field. Once more, the high quality of scientific communications and individual interactions set the stage for an extremely fruitful meeting.

  • workshop
  • CCN genes
  • signalling molecules
  • AP-1, activator 1 protein
  • bFGF, basic fibroblast growth factor
  • CAESAR, cis acting element for structure anchored represion
  • CML, chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • CREB, cAMP response element
  • Cx, connexin
  • ECM, extracellular matrix
  • EWS, Ewing’s sarcoma
  • GJIC, gap junctional intercellular communication
  • HSC, hepatic stellate cell
  • IBC, inflammatory breast cancer
  • IL, interleukin
  • LRP, low density lipoprotein receptor related protein
  • MAPK, mitogen activated protein kinase
  • MC, mesangial cell
  • MMP, matrix metalloproteinase
  • MRP, myeloid related protein
  • STZ, streptozotocin
  • TGF-β, transforming growth factor β
  • TRENDIC, transcriptional enhancer dominant in chondrocyte
  • VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor
  • VSMC, vascular smooth muscle cell
  • xCCN1, xenopus CCN1
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