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Over the last decade, scientists interested in the subject of CK2 have made an effort to gather at specially organized international meetings held every 3 years to discuss the emerging developments in our understanding of the various aspects of CK2 such as its structure, regulation and functions. Three previous meetings on CK2 were held in Heidelberg, Germany (1994), Villard de Lans near Grenoble, France (1997), and San Esteban, Chile (2001). The Fourth International Meeting on this subject entitled “Protein Kinase CK2: From Structure to Function and Regulation” was held at the beautiful campus of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, from July 29 to August 1, 2004. This meeting was a Symposium of the International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUBMB). Initially scheduled in conjunction with the International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that was to be held in Toronto, Ontario, in 2003, the meeting was postponed until 2004 because of the unfortunate circumstances associated with the SARS outbreak. Status as a Symposium of the IUBMB was retained as was financial support from the IUBMB. The meeting in London, Ontario, brought together most of the major investigators engaged in research in this area and followed a similar pattern as the previous meetings on CK2, with the goal of providing a venue to discuss the new progress on the subject. The present compilation of the papers is based on the presentations made at the various sessions of the meeting.
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