Register for an ASBMR Webinar on Hereditary Multiple Exostoses
Date: October 08, 2014
The study of rare musculoskeletal diseases is becoming increasingly popular not only because there is still much to be learned about their pathogenesis, but also because they provide opportunities to clarify and understand general biological mechanisms and principles. A case in point is the pediatric skeletal disorder, Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME), which is also known as Multiple Osteochondroma and Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. HME is caused by loss-of-function mutations in EXT1 or EXT2 that encode Golgi-associated glycosyl-polymerases responsible for the synthesis of heparan sulfate. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update on recent developments in this exciting research field and on the far-reaching biological, biomedical and therapeutic implications stemming from them. Join presenter Maurizio Pacifici, Ph.D., for this hour-long webinarand register today.