Macrophages '97

May 22 and 23, 1997 Sanjo Conference Hall, Univ of

Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Conference

Chairman: Tatsuro lrimura ( Univ of Tokyo)

Dendritic Cells

1.   Kayo lnaba (Kyoto Univ) MHC II  mediated

presentation by dendritic cells: development and in

vivo function

2. Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli (CNR Centre of

  Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Italy)

  Dendritic cell maturation: signals and events

3. Kenjiro Matsuno (Kumamoto Univ) Alloantigen

  presentation by dendritic cells in vivo

4. Ken Shortman (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

of Medical Research, Australia) Development and

function of a lymphoid-related lineage of dendritic


5. Christophe Caux (Schering-Plough, France) In

vitro regulation of development and function of

dendritic cells

6. Kiyoko S Akagawa (National Institute of

 Infectious Disease) Characteristics and potential to

 convert to macrophages of CD1+RelB+ monocyte-

 derived dendritic cells

7. OIivera J Finn (Univ of Pittsburgh, USA)

 Importance of antigen presenting cells in mucin-

  specific responses directed at epithelial tumors

8. Mellisa Pope (Rockefeller Univ, USA) The role of

 dendritic cells in the replication of human and

 simian immunodeficiency viruses

Ten Years of Chemokine Research

1.   Kouji Matsushima (Univ of Tokyo) Establish- ment of pathophysiological roles

of interleukin 8 and MCAF/MCP-1 in animal


2.   Teizo Yoshimura(NCI-FCRDC, USA) Monocyte

chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1): A chemo-

attractant that mediates monocyte infiltration in

inflammation and tumors.

3.   Christian G Larsen (Univ of Aarhus, Denmark)

The role of IL-8 in the regulation of T cell


4.   Jens-M Schroder (Univ of Kiel, Germany)

  Role of eosinophil chemotactic chemokines in

  cutaneous inflammation

5.   Craig Gerard (Harvard Medical Sch., USA)

Gene targeting of the chemoattractant receptor


6.   Osamu Yoshie (Shionogi Institute for Medical

Science) Novel lymphocyte-specific CC

chemokines and their receptors

7.   Takashi Nagasawa (Osaka Medical Center of

Maternal and Child Health) A novel CXC

chemokine PBSF/SDF-1 and its receptor CXCR4:

Their functions in development, hematopoiesis

and HIV infection