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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 1, p. pe2
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.1.pe2]


Maintaining Your Immune System--One Method for Enhanced Longevity

Evi Wollscheid-Lengeling, Rolf-Joachim M�ller, Rudi Balling, and Klaus Schughart

The authors are in the German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Mascheroder Weg 1, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. E-mail: ewl{at} (E.W.L.)

Key Words: humoral immunity • cell-mediated immunity • inflammation • innate immunity • lymphocytes

Abstract: The immune system is an important evolutionary invention to battle invaders in young and old organisms. Successful aging in humans who achieve nonagenarian status and beyond depends on how the immune system changes over time. Whether certain immune parameters vary with increased age is influenced by the genotype and lifestyle of the individual.

Citation: E. Wollscheid-Lengeling, R.-J. M�ller, R. Balling, K. Schughart, Maintaining Your Immune System--One Method for Enhanced Longevity. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (1), pe2 (2004).

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