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Mechanisms of immunosenescence

Overview of attention for article published in Immunity & Ageing, July 2009
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Mechanisms of immunosenescence
Published in
Immunity & Ageing, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1742-4933-6-10
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Calogero Caruso, Silvio Buffa, Giuseppina Candore, Giuseppina Colonna-Romano, Deborah Dunn-Walters, David Kipling, Graham Pawelec


On April 7,8, 2009 a Symposium entitled "Pathophysiology of Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing" took place in Palermo, Italy. Here, the lectures of G. Pawelec, D. Dunn-Walters and. G. Colonna-Romano on T and B immunosenescence are summarized. In the elderly, many alterations of both innate and acquired immunity have been described. Alterations to the immune system in the older person are generally viewed as a deterioration of immunity, leading to the use of the catch-all term immunosenescence. Indeed, many immunological parameters are often markedly different in elderly compared to young people, and some, mostly circumstantial, evidence suggests that retained function of both innate and acquired immunity in the elderly is correlated with health status. What is often not clear from studies is how far immune dysfunction is a cause or an effect. A better understanding of immunosenescence and mechanisms responsible for proven deleterious changes is needed to maintain a healthy state in later life and to design possible therapeutic interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Unknown 106 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 19%
Researcher 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 5 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 2%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 9 8%

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