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Microbes Infect. 2003 Nov;5(13):1279-84.

Ineffective humoral immunity in the elderly.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4120, USA.


As individuals age, dysfunction of the immune system leads to an increased incidence of infectious disease. Due to the complex network of cellular interactions and the multi-factorial process of aging, numerous impairments in humoral immunity have been reported. Advances in technology have allowed scientists to begin to identify the molecular mechanisms behind the age-associated decline.

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