Aging and humoral immunity.


Journal Article

If human antibody responses undergo molecular shifts similar to those identified in mice, the appropriate immunization strategy for the elderly would be a passive administration of the protective antibody from young donors rather than an attempt to boost the individual's own response with a more potent vaccine, because the shifted immune system can no longer make the right kind of antibody.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goidl, EA; Cerny, J; Kelsoe, G; Schulze, DH

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 609 - 613

PubMed ID

  • 1640817

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1640817

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-0572


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States