RSA 2004: combined basic research satellite symposium - session four: hepatitis virus and alcohol interactions in immunity and liver disease

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Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology



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Alcoholism; Animals; Cytokines; Ethanol; Hepatitis C; Humans; Immunity, Innate; Liver Diseases, Alcoholic; Mitochondria; Receptors, Scavenger




This article summarizes the proceedings of the RSA 2004 Combined Basic Research Satellite Meeting convened at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, Vancouver, CA. The session "Hepatitis virus and alcohol interactions in immunity and liver disease" featured four speakers and was chaired by Drs. Diane Lucas and Samuel French. The presentations were 1) Mitochondrial effects of HCV proteins and alcohol by Steve Weinman, 2) Chronic alcohol consumption accelerates viral hepatitis and T-cell hepatitis via dysregulation of cytokine signaling by Bin Gao 3) Interactions between alcohol, hepatitis C virus and innate defense pathways by Steve Polyak and 4) Scavenger Receptor-mediated modulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses following chronic ethanol consumption by Geoffrey Thiele.

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Citation: Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Sep;29(9):1753-7.

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