Small molecule CCR2 antagonists

  • Paul J. Higgins
  • C. Eric Schwartz
  • Jean-Marie Nicolas
Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)


Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), also known as CCL2, is a member of the CC family of chemokines. During inflammatory conditions, the production of MCP-1 is upregulated in both immune and non-immune cell types including macrophages, mast cells, fibroblasts, endothelial and epithelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and astrocytes. MCP-1 is a potent activator and chemoattractant of leukocytes such as monocytes, macrophages, activated T cells, dendritic cells, and natural killer (NK) cells [1]. The biological effects of MCP-1 are mediated by interaction with its primary receptor, CCR2. In addition to inducing chemotaxis, other cellular responses induced by MCP-1 include integrin activation, inflammatory cytokine production, and histamine release [2, 3].


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome CCR2 Antagonist Allergic Asthmatic Patient Chemokine Receptor Antagonist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Higgins
    • 1
  • C. Eric Schwartz
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Nicolas
    • 1
  1. 1.UCB Research/UCB PharmaCambridgeUSA

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