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Regulatory and Effector Functions of Macrophages (J3)

Organizer(s) David M. Mosser, Christopher L. Karp and Siamon Gordon
January 30—February 4, 2003
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 30, 2002
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Early Registration Deadline: Dec 2, 2002

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Summary of Meeting:
Macrophages occupy a unique niche in the immune system, in that they not only can initiate immune responses but they can also be effector cells which contribute to the resolution of these responses. The immunologic activation of macrophages can cause dramatic differences in their physiology. It is now well-appreciated that there is no single activation phenotype, and that macrophages can be induced to differentiate into cells that either exacerbate or inhibit inflammation. Similarly, these cells can promote, deviate, or suppress adaptive immune responses. The various states of macrophage activation and the mechanism of their induction will be examined. These discussions should lead to a better understanding of how specific alterations in macrophage physiology can contribute to or ameliorate inflammation, immune deviation, and the elimination of microbial pathogens.

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