More On Immune System Aging13 years, 9 months ago
Posted on Dec 26, 2004, 7 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
Randall Parker comments on recent discoveries relating to the way in which our immune system ages. "One subcategory of immune system cells may be aging more rapidly and causing most of the problem with reduced immunocompetence in the elderly. . The authors show that old CD4 'helper' T cells cannot provide the stimulatory signals to B cells that prompt them to make antibodies.
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