Modulation of acute and chronic inflammation of the lung by GITR and its ligand

Giuseppe Nocentini, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Rodolfo Bianchini, Emanuela Mazzon, Carlo Riccardi

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Glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related (GITR) protein, a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, is expressed in many components of the innate and adaptive immune system and modulates their activation following interaction with its ligand (GITRL). Here we review and discuss results described in previous publications where the role of the GITR/GITRL system in lung inflammation was evaluated using two experimental systems. We also discuss the proinflammatory role played by the GITR/GITRL system and the potential use of GITR fusion protein in inhibiting inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN (Print)00778923
ISSN (Electronic)17496632


  • Co-activating molecule
  • Fusion protein
  • Innate immunity
  • Leukocyte extravasation
  • Lung inflammation
  • Tumor necrosis factor superfamily

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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