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This meeting took place in 2001

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Macrophage Activation and Deactivation: Links Between Innate and Acquired Immunity (J4)

Organizer(s) Christopher Karp and David M. Mosser
January 22—27, 2001
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 22, 2000
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2000

Summary of Meeting:
The central role of macrophages in both innate and acquired immune responses has been appreciated for some time. It has recently become clear that such immune responses also play key roles in the regulation of macrophage activation and function, through engagement of macrophage receptors for complement activation products, chemokines, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, immunoglobulins, and ligands on activated T cells. Further, it is becoming evident that dysregulation or pathogen-mediated subversion of macrophage activation and function is critical to pathogenesis in diseases as varied as sepsis, measles, leishmaniasis, AIDS, asthma, and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. The understanding of the molecular basis for the regulation of macrophage activation and effector mechanisms has made rapid progress in recent years. The goal of this meeting is to review the current state of knowledge of the bi-directional effects of macrophage activation and deactivation on innate and acquired immune responses.

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