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Inflammation and Regeneration
Vol. 31 (2011) No. 2 P 175-183



Mini Review

Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) acts as an extracellular mediator by binding to G protein- coupled receptors, regulating cell proliferation, angiogenesis and inflammation. FTY720 (FTY) is a high-affinity agonist for S1P receptors, inducing internalization of receptors, rendering the cells unresponsive to S1P. Here, we review the role of S1P signaling for the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and the therapeutic effects of FTY on autoimmune diseases.

Copyright © 2011 by The Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration

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