Report on the 9th international workshop on the CCN family of genes, November 2–7, 2017, Saint-Malo, France
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Following requests by many colleagues, the 9th biennial International workshop on the CCN Family of Genes was held at the Palais du Grand Large of Saint-Malo France, November 2–7 2017. It was a return to Brittany where the first three enjoyable CCN workshops were held by the International CCN Society in the early 2000’s. At the 2017 workshop the variety of topics covered in the eight sessions of the program was another indication of the wide range of functions played by the CCN proteins.
In an effort to widen the multidisciplinary exchanges that were initiated in previous meetings, Joanne Murphy-Ulrich and Kim Midwoodwere invited to participate in a special session on matricellular proteins. Their excellent presentations were very well received by all the participants at the meeting who were given the opportunity to get both a broad overview of the field and updates on immunomodulatory matricellular molecules in inflammatory diseases and thrombospondin-1 in the regulation of...