Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and Disease

byPhilip M. MurphyEditorRichard Horuk

Paperback | October 3, 2013

Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and Disease by Philip M. Murphy
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In autumn 2002, the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop sponsored the 45th in its series of conferences devoted to emerging areas in basic and applied biomedical research. These conferences bring together a critical mass of top scientists working in an impor­ tant area in an intimate setting that fosters the free exchange of knowledge and ideas. In this spirit, Workshop 45 assembled leaders in the field of chemokines - hemotactic cytokines that coordinate leukocyte trafficking - amid the scenic vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley, to discuss the latest concepts of how these molecules regulate the immune response and disease. Chemokines were se­ lected as a conference topic because they have revitalized the study of leukocyte trafficking and are widely considered to be potential new targets for drug development, in diseases ranging from acute in­ flammation and autoimmunity to HIV and cancer. Discovered in the 1980s, the chemokine superfamily currently has 43 human members, making it the largest subset of cytokines. Mem­ bers are defined by conserved sequences and a common three-di­ mensional fold, and can be divided into two major functional groups - homeostatic and inflammatory - depending on whether they are produced constitutively, and thereby control basal lymphocyte traf­ ficking, or whether they must be induced, for example by pathogens or injury, and thereby control deployment of effector leukocytes in emergencies.
Title:Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and DiseaseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662054051

ISBN - 13:9783662054055

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