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Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Dec;26(12):1897-908.

Modulation of immunity and viral-host interactions by alcohol.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha VA Medical Center, Research Services 68105, USA.


This manuscript represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2001 RSA Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The organizers/chairs were Gyongyi Szabo and Geoffrey M. Thiele. The presentations were (1) Introduction, by Gyongyi Szabo; (2) Chemokine dysregulation after acute ethanol exposure, by Elizabeth J. Kovacs; (3) Chemokine production and innate immunity in the livers of simian immunodeficiency virus-infected Macaca mulatta following chronic alcohol administration, by Abraham P. Bautista; (4) Influence of ethanol consumption on the severity and progression of hepatitis associated with cytomegalovirus infection, by Laura Sosa and Thomas R. Jerrells; (5) Scavenger receptor involvement in the immune response to the metabolites of chronic ethanol ingestion, by Geoffrey M. Thiele; and (6) Mechanisms of impaired accessory cell functions due to alcohol exposure and hepatitis C infection, by Gyongyi Szabo.

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