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  1. Content type: Research

    Age-related changes of the immune system, termed immunosenescence, may underlie the increased risk of infections and morbidity in the elderly. Little is known about the effects of acute exercise on peripheral ...

    Authors: Kornelis S. M. van der Geest, Qi Wang, Thijs M. H. Eijsvogels, Hans J. P. Koenen, Irma Joosten, Elisabeth Brouwer, Maria T. E. Hopman, Joannes F. M. Jacobs and Annemieke M. H. Boots

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2017 14:5

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    NK cells are key effector lymphocytes of innate immunity provided with constitutive cytolytic activity, however, their role in human ageing is not entirely understood. The study aimed to analyze the expression...

    Authors: Lucyna Kaszubowska, Jerzy Foerster, Jan Jacek Kaczor, Daria Schetz, Tomasz Jerzy Ślebioda and Zbigniew Kmieć

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2017 14:3

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    Immunosenescence is associated with several changes in adaptive and innate immune cells. Altered cytokine production is among the most prominent of these changes. The impact of age-related alterations on cytok...

    Authors: Gabriela Silveira-Nunes, Elaine Speziali, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Danielle M. Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Taciana Figueiredo-Soares, Maria Luiza Silva, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Daniel Gonçalves Chaves, Gustavo Eustáquio Brito-Melo, Glenda Meira Cardoso, Eric Bassetti Soares, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Rosângela Teixeira, Dulciene Magalhães Queiroz, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira…

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2017 14:2

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  4. Content type: Research

    Magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca) are the principal essential elements involved in endothelial cell homeostasis. Extracellular changes in the levels of either alter endothelial contraction and dilatation. Conseq...

    Authors: E. Vianello, E. Dozio, A. Barassi, G. Sammarco, L. Tacchini, M. M. Marrocco-Trischitta, S. Trimarchi and M. M. Corsi Romanelli

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2017 14:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    Upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines has not only been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older adults but also has been linked to frailty. In the current study we aimed to compare the ...

    Authors: P. Van Epps, D. Oswald, P. A. Higgins, T. R. Hornick, H. Aung, R. E. Banks, B. M. Wilson, C. Burant, S. Gravenstein and D. H. Canaday

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:27

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Immunity & Ageing 2017 14:4

  6. Content type: Short report

    We have recently demonstrated that single shot vaccinations against tetanus and diphtheria do not lead to long-lasting immunity against diphtheria in elderly persons despite administration at 5 year intervals....

    Authors: Marco Grasse, Andreas Meryk, Michael Schirmer, Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein and Birgit Weinberger

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:26

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  7. Content type: Review

    The acute phase protein Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) plays a non-redundant role as a soluble pattern recognition receptor for selected pathogens and it represents a rapid biomarker for primary local activation of innate...

    Authors: Francesco Fornai, Albino Carrizzo, Maurizio Forte, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Antonio Damato, Michela Ferrucci, Francesca Biagioni, Carla Busceti, Annibale A. Puca and Carmine Vecchione

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:25

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  8. Content type: Research

    Alterations in the number and composition of lymphocytes and their subsets in blood are considered a hallmark of immune system aging. However, it is unknown whether the rates of change of lymphocytes are stabl...

    Authors: Yun Lin, Jiewan Kim, E. Jeffrey Metter, Huy Nguyen, Thai Truong, Ana Lustig, Luigi Ferrucci and Nan-ping Weng

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:24

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    There has been a recent upsurge of interest in complementary medicine, especially dietary supplements and foods functional in delaying the onset of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases. Mushrooms have lon...

    Authors: A. Trovato, R. Siracusa, R. Di Paola, M. Scuto, M. L. Ontario, Ornella Bua, Paola Di Mauro, M. A. Toscano, C. C. T. Petralia, L. Maiolino, A. Serra, S. Cuzzocrea and Vittorio Calabrese

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:23

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    Ageing, inactivity and obesity are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation contributing to a variety of lifestyle-related diseases. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a multimodal protein with vari...

    Authors: Barbara Schober-Halper, Marlene Hofmann, Stefan Oesen, Bernhard Franzke, Thomas Wolf, Eva-Maria Strasser, Norbert Bachl, Michael Quittan, Karl-Heinz Wagner and Barbara Wessner

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:22

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    In the elderly, chronic low-grade inflammation (inflammaging) is a risk factor for the development of aging-related diseases and frailty. Using data from several thousand Eastern Europeans aged 65 years and ol...

    Authors: Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Magdalena Owczarz, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, Pawel Nadrowski, Jerzy Chudek, Przemyslaw Slusarczyk, Anna Skalska, Marta Jonas, Edward Franek and Malgorzata Mossakowska

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:21

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  12. Content type: Research

    Ischemic injury triggers inflammatory cascades and changes in the protein synthesis, neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones in the brain parenchyma that may further amplify the tissue damage. The “Triage® Stroke...

    Authors: Francesco Iemolo, Enzo Sanzaro, Giovanni Duro, Antonello Giordano and Maurizio Paciaroni

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:19

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  13. Content type: Research

    Over the past fifteen years, we have demonstrated that cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) have opposite effects on the regulation of protein kinase C (PKC) activity in the context of the immune system....

    Authors: Emanuela Corsini, Valentina Galbiati, Angela Papale, Elena Kummer, Antonella Pinto, Melania M. Serafini, Antonio Guaita, Roberto Spezzano, Donatella Caruso, Marina Marinovich and Marco Racchi

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:20

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  14. Content type: Editorial

    During the last two centuries the average lifespan has increased at a rate of approximately 3 months/year in both sexes, hence oldest old people are becoming the population with the fastest growth in Western W...

    Authors: Anna Aiello, Giulia Accardi, Giuseppina Candore, Giuseppe Carruba, Sergio Davinelli, Giuseppe Passarino, Giovanni Scapagnini, Sonya Vasto and Calogero Caruso

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:17

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  15. Content type: Research

    Chronic upper respiratory tract infections (cURTI) are very frequent illnesses which occur at any age of life. In elderly, cURTI are complicated by immunosenescence, with involvement of lung immune responsiven...

    Authors: Thea Magrone, Mauro Galantino, Nunzio Di Bitonto, Luisella Borraccino, Gerardo Chiaromonte and Emilio Jirillo

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:18

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  16. Content type: Research

    Molecular and genetic studies in model organisms have recently revealed a dynamic interplay between immunity and ageing mechanisms. In the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, inhibition of the insulin/insulin-like...

    Authors: Sarah McCormack, Shruti Yadav, Upasana Shokal, Eric Kenney, Dustin Cooper and Ioannis Eleftherianos

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:15

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  17. Content type: Review

    An extensive literature describes the positive impact of dietary phytochemicals on overall health and longevity. Dietary phytochemicals include a large group of non-nutrients compounds from a wide range of pla...

    Authors: Sergio Davinelli, Michael Maes, Graziamaria Corbi, Armando Zarrelli, Donald Craig Willcox and Giovanni Scapagnini

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:16

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  18. Content type: Review

    There is convincing epidemiological and clinical evidence that, independent of aging, lifestyle and, notably, nutrition are associated with development or progression of major human cancers, including breast, ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Carruba, Letizia Cocciadiferro, Antonietta Di Cristina, Orazia M. Granata, Cecilia Dolcemascolo, Ildegarda Campisi, Maurizio Zarcone, Maria Cinquegrani and Adele Traina

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:13

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  19. Content type: Research

    It is well known that Mediterranean Diet can positively influence the health of each individual, in particular it is know that fibers have an important role. However, in Mediterranean cities most people do not...

    Authors: Annalisa Barera, Silvio Buscemi, Roberto Monastero, Calogero Caruso, Rosalia Caldarella, Marcello Ciaccio and Sonya Vasto

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to analyse the nutraceutical properties of table green olives Nocellara del Belice, a traditional Mediterranean food. The Mediterranean Diet has as key elements olives and extra virgin o...

    Authors: Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Valeria Gargano, Caterina Maria Gambino, Santo Caracappa, Sandra Marineo, Gesualdo Vesco, Ciriaco Carru, Angelo Zinellu, Maurizio Zarcone, Calogero Caruso and Giuseppina Candore

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:11

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  21. Content type: Review

    Healthy aging and longevity in humans are modulated by a lucky combination of genetic and non-genetic factors. Family studies demonstrated that about 25 % of the variation in human longevity is due to genetic ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Passarino, Francesco De Rango and Alberto Montesanto

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:12

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  22. Content type: Research

    Injecting drug users (IDU) are at premature risk of developing multimorbidity and mortality from causes commonly observed in the elderly. Ageing of the immune system (immune-senescence) can lead to premature m...

    Authors: Bart P. X. Grady, Nening M. Nanlohy and Debbie van Baarle

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:10

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Recently, phage display technology has made it possible to define the circulating repertoire of humoral immunity. This study was designed to define the circulating antibodies specific to centenarians.

    Authors: Jungwon Han, So-Hyun Park, Dong-Jo Kim, Hyori Kim, Yoon-Ho Choi, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Sang Chul Park and Junho Chung

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is an event which may be rapidly fatal without early diagnosis and treatment. Aging is one of the main risk factors that could leading to AAD. To date, no specific biomarkers are ...

    Authors: E. Vianello, E. Dozio, R. Rigolini, M. M. Marrocco-Trischitta, L. Tacchini, S. Trimarchi and M. M. Corsi Romanelli

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    To investigate mechanisms that determine healthy aging is of major interest in the modern world marked by longer life expectancies. In addition to lifestyle and environmental factors genetic factors also play ...

    Authors: Lutz Hamann, Jasmin Bustami, Leonid Iakoubov, Malgorzata Szwed, Malgorzata Mossakowska, Ralf R. Schumann and Monika Puzianowska-Kuznicka

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:7

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  26. Content type: Research

    Ageing increases risk of respiratory infections and impairs the response to influenza vaccination. Pre- and probiotics offer an opportunity to modulate anti-viral defenses and the response to vaccination via a...

    Authors: Agnieszka Przemska-Kosicka, Caroline E. Childs, Sumia Enani, Catherine Maidens, Honglin Dong, Iman Bin Dayel, Kieran Tuohy, Susan Todd, Margot A. Gosney and Parveen Yaqoob

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:6

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  27. Content type: Research

    Increased serum neopterin had been described in older age two decades ago. Neopterin is a biomarker of systemic adaptive immune activation that could be potentially implicated in metabolic syndrome (MetS). Mea...

    Authors: Shu-Chun Chuang, Heiner Boeing, Stein Emil Vollset, Øivind Midttun, Per Magne Ueland, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Martin Lajous, Guy Fagherazzi, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Küehn, Tobias Pischon, Dagmar Drogan, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, J Ramón Quirós…

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the plasma levels of complement C3a, C4a, and C5a in different types of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and whether the levels were related to patie...

    Authors: Judith Lechner, Mei Chen, Ruth E. Hogg, Levente Toth, Giuliana Silvestri, Usha Chakravarthy and Heping Xu

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    Homeostatic mechanisms to maintain the T cell compartment diversity indicate an ongoing process of thymic activity and peripheral T cell renewal during human life. These processes are expected to be accelerate...

    Authors: Manuela Zlamy, Giovanni Almanzar, Walther Parson, Christian Schmidt, Johannes Leierer, Birgit Weinberger, Verena Jeller, Karin Unsinn, Matthias Eyrich, Reinhard Würzner and Martina Prelog

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:3

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  30. Content type: Research

    Little is known about pneumococcal carrier states in older adults. The main aim of this study was to evaluate pneumococcal colonization patterns among older adults in two centres in Milan, Italy, before the wi...

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Daniela Mari, Luigi Bergamaschini, Annalisa Orenti, Leonardo Terranova, Luca Ruggiero, Valentina Ierardi, Monia Gambino, Francesco Della Croce and Nicola Principi

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a highly prevalent herpesvirus, which maintains lifelong latency and places a significant burden on host immunity. Infection is associated with increased rates of vascular disease and ...

    Authors: Helen M. Parry, Jianmin Zuo, Guido Frumento, Nikhil Mirajkar, Charlotte Inman, Emma Edwards, Mike Griffiths, Guy Pratt and Paul Moss

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:1

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  32. Content type: Research

    People that reach extreme ages (Long-Living Individuals, LLIs) are object of intense investigation for increase/decrease of genetic variant frequencies, genetic methylation levels, protein abundance in serum a...

    Authors: Francesco Villa, Alberto Malovini, Albino Carrizzo, Chiara C. Spinelli, Anna Ferrario, Anna Maciąg, Michele Madonna, Riccardo Bellazzi, Luciano Milanesi, Carmine Vecchione and Annibale A. Puca

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:27

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  33. Content type: Research

    End stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with defective T-cell mediated immunity. A diverse T-cell receptor (TCR) Vβ repertoire is central to effective T-cell mediated immune responses to foreign antigens....

    Authors: Ling Huang, Anton W. Langerak, Ingrid L. M. Wolvers-Tettero, Ruud W. J. Meijers, Carla C. Baan, Nicolle H. R. Litjens and Michiel G. H. Betjes

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:28

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  34. Content type: Research

    Aging and latent infection with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) are thought to be major factors driving the immune system towards immunosenescence, primarily characterized by reduced amounts of naïve T-cells and increas...

    Authors: Kilian Wistuba-Hamprecht, Karin Haehnel, Nicole Janssen, Ilja Demuth and Graham Pawelec

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:25

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  35. Content type: Research

    Bacillus probiotics health benefits have been until now quite poorly studied in the elderly population. This study aimed to assess the effects of Bacillus subtilis CU1 consumption on i...

    Authors: Marie Lefevre, Silvia M. Racedo, Gabrielle Ripert, Béatrice Housez, Murielle Cazaubiel, Corinne Maudet, Peter Jüsten, Philippe Marteau and Maria C. Urdaci

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:24

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  36. Content type: Research

    Both aging and obesity have been recognized widely as health conditions that profoundly affect individuals, families and the society. Aged and obese people often report altered pain responses while underlying ...

    Authors: SeungHwan Lee, YaSi Wu, Xiang Qun Shi and Ji Zhang

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:22

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  37. Content type: Short report

    Degenerative granular structures appear progressively with age in the hippocampus of most mouse strains. We recently reported that these granules contain a neo-epitope that is recognised by IgM antibodies pres...

    Authors: Gemma Manich, Elisabet Augé, Itsaso Cabezón, Mercè Pallàs, Jordi Vilaplana and Carme Pelegrí

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:23

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  38. Content type: Research

    The level of expression of the interleukin 7 receptor (IL7R) gene in blood has recently been found to be associated with familial longevity and healthy ageing. IL7R is crucial for T cell development and important...

    Authors: Willemijn M. Passtoors, Erik B. van den Akker, Joris Deelen, Andrea B. Maier, Ruud van der Breggen, Rick Jansen, Stella Trompet, Diana van Heemst, Evelyna Derhovanessian, Graham Pawelec, Gert-Jan B. van Ommen, P. Eline Slagboom and Marian Beekman

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:21

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  39. Content type: Review

    Modulation of endogenous cellular defense mechanisms via the vitagene system represents an innovative approach to therapeutic intervention in diseases causing chronic tissue damage, such as in neurodegeneratio...

    Authors: Sandro Dattilo, Cesare Mancuso, Guido Koverech, Paola Di Mauro, Maria Laura Ontario, Cateno Concetto Petralia, Antonino Petralia, Luigi Maiolino, Agostino Serra, Edward J. Calabrese and Vittorio Calabrese

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:20

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  40. Content type: Research

    The activation of NLR family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome by cellular stress leads to activation of the inflammasome, and NLRP3 gene polymorphisms have been associated with autoinflammatory d...

    Authors: Tarja Kunnas, Kirsi Määttä and Seppo T. Nikkari

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:19

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  41. Content type: Research

    Thymic involution is thought to be an important factor of age related immunodeficiency. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of human thymic senescence may lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic approach...

    Authors: Maria Danielma dos Santos Reis, Krisztian Csomos, Luciene Paschoal Braga Dias, Zsolt Prodan, Tamas Szerafin, Wilson Savino and Laszlo Takacs

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:18

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  42. Content type: Research

    Ageing brings about the gradual deterioration of the immune system, also known as immunosenescence. The role of non-coding circular RNA in immunosenescence is under studied. Using circular RNA microarray data,...

    Authors: Yu-hong Wang, Xu-hui Yu, Shan-shun Luo and Hui Han

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:17

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  43. Content type: Research

    Aging influences immune response and susceptibility to EAE in a strain specific manner. The study was designed to examine influence of aging on EAE induction in Albino Oxford (AO) rats.

    Authors: Zorica Stojić-Vukanić, Mirjana Nacka-Aleksić, Ivan Pilipović, Ivana Vujnović, Veljko Blagojević, Duško Kosec, Mirjana Dimitrijević and Gordana Leposavić

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:16

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Chronic low-grade inflammation is considered a driver of many age-related disorders, including vascular diseases (inflammaging). Inhibition of autophagic capacity with ageing was postulated to generate a pro-i...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Wu, Maani Hakimi, Markus Wortmann, Jian Zhang, Dittmar Böckler and Susanne Dihlmann

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:15

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  45. Content type: Research

    Most HIV-infected persons are cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositive and retain latent virus that can be reactivated by immune activation. Their T cell populations express markers reflecting a late stage of differ...

    Authors: Jacquita S. Affandi, Jacinta Montgomery, Samantha J. Brunt, David Nolan and Patricia Price

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:14

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  46. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Maohua Zhou, Ruqiong Zou, Huiquan Gan, Zhimei Liang, Fujun Li, Ting Lin, Yanfei Luo, Xiaoming Cai, Fang He and Erxia Shen

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:13

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    The original article was published in Immunity & Ageing 2014 11:12

  47. Content type: Research

    The immune system undergoes several alterations of innate and adaptive immunity during ageing. The main features of the aged immune system are a reduced diversity of T cell receptors and a reduced activity of ...

    Authors: Georg Pongratz, Torsten Lowin, Robert Kob, Roland Buettner, Thomas Bertsch and L. Cornelius Bollheimer

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:12

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  48. Content type: Research

    Rotenone inhibits the electron transfer from complex I to ubiquinone, in this way interfering with the electron transport chain in mitochondria. This chain of events induces increased levels of intracellular r...

    Authors: Shiva Marthandan, Steffen Priebe, Marco Groth, Reinhard Guthke, Matthias Platzer, Peter Hemmerich and Stephan Diekmann

    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2015 12:11

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