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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Balcony A

Tissue-specific Regulation of the Immune Response
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Co-Chairs: Rachel Caspi, NEI and Thomas Wynn, NIAID

Local tissue microenvironments present the immune system with diverse requirements of local defense and tissue homeostasis. It is becoming increasingly clear that not only does the immune system impact the tissue, but the tissue also impacts the immune system in a variety of ways. This session will explore strategies that different tissues use to interact with the immune system and help direct immune responses in a tissue-specific fashion.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
Exosomes Derived from Antigen-pulsed Immature Dendritic Cells Attenuate Airway Inflammation and Hyperresponsiveness in a Murine Model of Allergic Asthma
Karin Fredriksson, NHLBI

Regulation of Gut Homeostasis by Bacterial Flora
Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID

Ocular Immune Privilege, Tregs and Autoimmunity
Rachel R. Caspi, NEI

Control of Immune Responses in Skin, Stomach and CNS by Natural and Adaptive Tregs
Ethan M. Shevach, NIAID

Prostatic Tumors Induce CD8+ T Cells to Become Suppressor Cells
Identifying and Targeting the Cancer Stem Compartment for Immune Mediated Apoptosis
Andy Hurwitz, NCI

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