By Joseph F. Albright
George Washington Univ. tuition of medication, Washington, D.C. Examines the key beneficial properties and services of the immune process probably to be altered by way of the getting older method. experiences the slow breakdown of the resistance to an infection within the elderly and discusses lifespan extension and dietary hold up of immunosenescence. DNLM: Immunity--Aged.
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Immune defense against L. monocytogenes is cell mediated and involves both activated phagocytic cells, especially IFN-γactivated macrophages, and cytotoxic T cells (see Chapters 3 and 4). Foci of infection may be seen in various organs, such as the liver and spleen where they appear as granulomas. One of the early reports that aged animals are more susceptible to infections than young adults, was a study of L. monocytogenes in mice (22). When mice were inoculated intravenously with a moderate number of L.
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