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This meeting took place in 2003

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Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors (A1)

Organizer(s) Ann Richmond, Sergio A. Lira, Steven L. Kunkel and Amanda E.I. Proudfoot Fichard
January 7—12, 2003
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 16, 2002
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 7, 2002

Sponsored by Berlex Biosciences

Summary of Meeting:
Chemokines are members of a family of chemotactic cytokines that mediate their function through seven transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors. While these small proteins were initially characterized as modulators of leukocyte trafficking, they have since been associated with inflammatory disorders, allergic disease, infectious diseases, atherosclerosis, wound healing, angiogenesis and tumorigenesis. The mechanisms for activation, trafficking, signal transduction and modulation of gene expression mediated through chemokines are under intense study. One benefit of learning more about these processes will be the more rational design of small molecules to block responses to these factors. This is particularly critical, since in a number of disease processes, the failure to shut off biological response to chemokines is associated with tissue damage. This meeting will bring together scientists working on the molecular basis of chemokine responses with those working at the organismal level on problems of disease and the immune response. The resultant interaction should stimulate development of new approaches for more rational design of chemokine-directed therapeutics. Moreover, the basic scientists will benefit from learning about the small molecules that have been developed which may be useful for additional studies into mechanism of action of chemokines.

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