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Interactions of the Immune and skeletal systems II

  • Yongwon Choi
  • Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference on Osteoimmunology: Interactions of the Immune and Skeletal Systems in Aldemar Paradise Village, June 8-13, 2008, Rhodes, Greece

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 658)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edward M. Schwarz, Steven T. Proulx, Christopher T. Ritchlin, Brendan F. Boyce, Lianping Xing
    Pages 1-10
  3. Keith Thompson, Anke J. Roelofs, Marjo Jauhiainen, Hannu Mönkkönen, Jukka Mönkkönen, Michael J. Rogers
    Pages 11-20
  4. Naoyuki Takahashi, Akinori Muto, Atsushi Arai, Toshihide Mizoguchi
    Pages 21-30
  5. Melissa A. Kacena, Wendy A. Ciovacco
    Pages 31-41
  6. T.J. Martin, E.H. Allan, P.W.M. Ho, J.H. Gooi, J.M.W. Quinn, M.T. Gillespie et al.
    Pages 51-60
  7. Antonios O. Aliprantis, Laurie H. Glimcher
    Pages 69-75
  8. Andreas Leibbrandt, Josef M. Penninger
    Pages 77-94
  9. Koichi Matsuo
    Pages 95-103
  10. Haibo Zhao, Yuji Ito, Jean Chappel, Norma Andrews, F. Patrick Ross, Steven L. Teitelbaum
    Pages 105-109
  11. Sakae Tanaka, Hidetoshi Wakeyama, Toru Akiyama, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Hitoshi Amano, Keiichi I. Nakayama et al.
    Pages 111-116
  12. Dallas C. Jones, Laurie H. Glimcher
    Pages 117-122
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 123-127

About these proceedings


It has only recently been appreciated that the immune and skeletal systems have major interactions. It is now well documented that osteoclasts, which are important cellular mediators of skeletal homeostasis, are derived from hematopoietic precursors that also give rise to immune cells. In addition, numerous cytokines that were first shown to regulate immune cell function have also been demonstrated to regulate bone cells and influence skeletal health. Conversely, products of bone cells appear critical for the engraftment of marrow in bone, the normal development of the hematopoietic and immune systems and provide niche for long-term memory B and T cells.

In the past scientists involved in immune and bone cell investigations have rarely interacted in a significant way as these disciplines have developed independently and, for the most part, remain separate. The conference will bring together leading international scientists from both fields to interact so that new collaboration can develop and more rapid progress in understanding the relationships between these fields can be achieved. Short talks will be selected from abstracts from the international community. This conference will have a format to provide an environment of maximum interaction and interchange through lectures, posters, and open discussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yongwon Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaU.S.A.

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