Aging, Immunity, and Infection

With a growing world population of the aged in a state of immunological decline, there is an urgent need to develop new methods to delay or, better yet, prevent the loss of immune function. In Aging, Immunity, and Infection, the prominent immunogerontologists Joseph and Julia Albright, critically re...

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Main Authors: Albright, Joseph F., Albright, Julia W. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Totowa, NJ Humana Press 2003, 2003
Edition:1st ed. 2003
Series:Infectious Disease
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Present and Future
  • Demographics
  • Infectious Diseases of the Aging
  • Limits on Life Expectancy and Future Prospects
  • Theories of Senescence
  • Summary
  • References
  • 2 Aging and Altered Resistance to Infection
  • Relatively Common Bacterial Infections of Aging Humans
  • Selected Examples of Age-Associated Susceptibility to Bacterial Infections
  • Bacterial Interactions with Mucosal Surfaces
  • Antibiotic Resistance and Bacterial Variation
  • Viral Infections in Aging Humans
  • Protozoan Parasites in Aging Subjects
  • Fungal Infections in Aging Subjects
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3 Senescence of Natural/Innate Resistance to Infection
  • Pattern Recognizing Receptors of Innate Immunity
  • Phagocytic Cells: Monocytes/Macrophages
  • Microbial Evasion of Phagocytic Destruction
  • Age-Related Changes in Macrophages
  • Phagocytic Cells: Neutrophils
  • Natural Killer/Lymphokine-Activated Killer Cells
  • Summary
  • References
  • 4 Aging of Adaptive/Acquired Immunity