Foreword
Major pathways of mucosal immunity and inflammation: cell activation, cytokine production and the role of bacterial factors
Role of the neuroendocrine system in cytokine pathways in inflammatory bowel disease
Discussion of papers by James & Klapproth and Ottaway
Airway inflammation and asthma
Similarities and dissimilarities between asthma and inflammatory bowel diseases
Discussion of papers by O'Byrne and Collins
Cytokine regulation of experimental intestinal inflammation in genetically engineered and T-lymphocyte reconstituted rodents
Discussion of paper by Sartor
Cytokines in the cotton top tamarin model of human ulcerative colitis
Discussion of paper by Warren
Interleukin-1 and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist in inflammatory bowel disease
Discussion of paper by Cominelli & Pizarro
Cytokine assays and their limitations
Discussion of paper by Tsang & Weatherbee
Pitfalls in cytokine analysis in inflammatory bowel disease
Discussion of paper by Fiocchi et al.
Pro-inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease
Regulatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease
Discussion of paper by Pallone & Monteleone
Cytokine modulation by glucocorticoids: mechanisms and actions in cellular studies
Discussion of paper by Brattsand & Linden
Cytokines and mechanisms of action of glucocorticoids and aminosalicylates in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Discussion of paper by Zimmerman & Jewell
The effects of immunosuppressive agents on cytokines
Discussion of paper by Elson
Monoclonal antibody therapy of inflammatory bowel disease
Discussion of paper by van Deventer & Camoglio
Final discussion