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Alcohol. 2016 Aug;54:73-7. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

Alcohol and inflammatory responses: Highlights of the 2015 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting.

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1
Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; Integrative Cell Biology Program, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, Maywood, IL, USA.
2
Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA.
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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
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Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Atlanta Veterans Affairs and Emory University Medical Centers, Decatur, GA, USA.
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.
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Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.
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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA; Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, NE, USA.
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Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.
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Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
10
Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.
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Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA, USA.
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Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA.
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Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; Integrative Cell Biology Program, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, Maywood, IL, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, Maywood, IL, USA.
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Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; Integrative Cell Biology Program, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, Maywood, IL, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, Maywood, IL, USA. Electronic address: mchoudhry@luc.edu.

Abstract

On September 27, 2015 the 20th annual Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting was held as a satellite symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology in Raleigh, NC. The 2015 meeting focused broadly on adverse effects of alcohol and alcohol-use disorders in multiple organ systems. Divided into two plenary sessions, AIRIG opened with the topic of pulmonary inflammation as a result of alcohol consumption, which was followed by alcohol's effect on multiple organs, including the brain and liver. With presentations showing the diverse range of underlying pathology and mechanisms associated with multiple organs as a result of alcohol consumption, AIRIG emphasized the importance of continued alcohol research, as its detrimental consequences are not limited to one or even two organs, but rather extend to the entire host as a whole.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol; Infection; Inflammation; Tissue injury

PMID:
27522326
PMCID:
PMC5003611
DOI:
10.1016/j.alcohol.2016.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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