Domenici Center - From UNM HSC
posted 08.24.2018 ○ Event
The 2019 AIM Center Symposium on Autophagy & Annual Meeting

Join us at the annual AIM Center Symposium on Friday, February 22, 2019 for a day of plenary talks and workshops by leading autophagy scientists from around the world.

The symposia, hosted by Drs. Vojo Deretic (AIM Center Director), Leon Murphy (Casma Therapeutics, USA), and Li Yu (Tsinghua University, China), will take place in the Domenici Center Auditorium at the Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico. This event will follow the 2019 Keystone autophagy meeting in Santa Fe. To register (free) for the AIM satellite symposium, click here, otherwise, click below for the full list of speakers and additional information!

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posted 09.21.2018 ○ Article
Adipose mTORC1 Suppresses Prostaglandin Signaling and Beige Adipogenesis via the CRTC2-COX-2 Pathway

Beige adipocytes are present in white adipose tissue (WAT) and have thermogenic capacity to orchestrate substantial energy metabolism and counteract obesity. However, adipocyte-derived signals that act on progenitor cells to control beige adipogenesis remain poorly defined. Here, we show that adipose-specific depletion of Raptor, a key component of mTORC1, promoted beige adipogenesis through prostaglandins (PGs) synthesized by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...

UNM Campus - Vibrant Initiative
posted 09.12.2018 ○ Article
The Vibrant Campus Initiative Program

The AIM Center is excited to reveal a new program in the works - The Vibrant Campus Initiative Program (VIP), which is currently being finalized. Make sure to follow us on twitter and periodically check this site for updates as they are revealed!


9.21.2018 ○ Tuesday AIM Seminar Series

Dr. Ivy Hurwitz gave a seminar at TAIMS as part of her AIM associate membership. See a clip her tv interview here!

9.08.2018 ○ News

Our very own Sally Ann Garcia attended the 2nd annual Lobo Cancer Challenge on September 8th, 2018! You can check out the news article here!

7.26.2018 ○ Cell Death Discovery

RAC3 is a member of the p160 family of steroid receptor coactivators and it is highly expressed in several human cancers, contributing to enhanced cell proliferation and cellular transformation...

7.24.2018 ○ Nature Communications

At high cell density or when plated on soft matrix, YAP/TAZ are redistributed from the nucleus to the cytosol, becoming transcriptionally inactive. Here the authors show that at high cell density, autophagosome formation is impaired due to reduced YAP/TAZ-dependent transcription of actomyosin gene

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