Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Immunosenescence

Editors: Thiel, Andreas (Ed.)

  • Describes molecular aspects of the aging immune system
  • Discusses new therapeutic approaches
  • Written by internationally reputed scientists
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As individuals age, their ability to respond to and clear pathogens and to control unwanted immune reactions declines, leading to a greater incidence of certain infectious diseases, autoimmunity and general immune dysfunctions. Most remarkably, the efficacy of vaccines is frequently decreased in elderly persons. Therefore, age-associated dysfunctions of the humoral and cellular immune responses have a strong clinical impact. Improving our understanding of the aged immune system is crucial in developing effective prevention and treatment programs that will facilitate healthy aging and improve the quality of life of the elderly population.

The aim of this volume is to summarize current knowledge on the cellular and molecular aspects of the aging immune system, with an emphasis on infectious diseases and new therapeutic approaches.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Regulation of Adaptive Immunity in the Elderly

    Booth, Nicola J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Does Innate Immunity Get Old?

    Romagnani, Chiara

    Pages 25-36

  • Thy(–im)munosenescence: The Ageing of the Thymus and Its Impact on the Immune System

    Kohler, S.

    Pages 37-54

  • Characteristics of B Cells and B Cell Responses in Aged Individuals

    Mei, Henrik E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • Mechanisms of Immune Protection to Pneumococcal Infection in the Young and the Elderly

    Baxendale, Helen E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immunosenescence
Editors
  • Andreas Thiel
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0346-0219-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0346-0219-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0346-0218-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0778-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 238
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