Marco Antonio Moro-García

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Shorter survival in the elderly has been associated with deterioration of the immune system and also with functional disability. To analyze the relationship between functional and immune impairment in older individuals, we studied 100 elderly who lived in a nursing home, were age matched, and grouped according to their functional status. We characterized(More)
Human aging is characterized by changes in the immune system which have a profound impact on the T-cell compartment. These changes are more frequently found in CD8+ T cells, and there are not well-defined markers of differentiation in the CD4+ subset. Typical features of cell immunosenescence are characteristics of pathologies in which the aberrant(More)
Throughout life, there is an aging of the immune system that causes impairment of its defense capability. Prevention or delay of this deterioration is considered crucial to maintain general health and increase longevity. We evaluated whether dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus 8481 could enhance the immune response in(More)
Beyond midlife, the immune system shows aging features and its defensive capability becomes impaired, by a process known as immunosenescence that involves many changes in the innate and adaptive responses. Innate immunity seems to be better preserved globally, while the adaptive immune response exhibits profound age-dependent modifications. Elderly people(More)
Exercise induces changes in the immune system depending on its intensity and duration. For example, transient states of immunodepression can be induced after acute intense physical activity whereas beneficial anti-inflammatory effects of moderate chronic exercise on many diseases and longevity have been described. To study the impact of high volume exercise(More)
T-lymphocytes play a central role in the effector and regulatory mechanisms of the adaptive immune response. Upon exiting the thymus they begin to undergo a series of phenotypic and functional changes that continue throughout the lifetime and being most pronounced in the elderly. The reason postulated for this is that the dynamic processes of repeated(More)
One of the most prominent changes during T-cell aging in humans is the accumulation of CD28(null) T cells, mainly CD8+ and also CD4+ T cells. Enhancing the functional properties of these cells may be important as they provide an antigen-specific defense against chronic infections. Recent studies have shown that IL-15 does in fact play an appreciable role in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The advent of new chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies requires characterization of patients in order to predict adequate treatment. A good candidate marker is Programmed Cell Death-1 (PD-1) which is involved in progression of HCV infection. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of several single nucleotide polymorphisms of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is characterized by an inflammatory status with high levels of cytokines such as IL-6. We hypothesized that patients with CHF may develop immunosenescence due to inflammation and that this may be associated with a worse stage of the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared the immunological features of 58 elderly CHF(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to investigate whether patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) display an overall T cell immunosenescence that could be contributing to worsening the stage of the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared the immunological status of 52 ACS patients, 21 controls with absence of coronary artery disease (CAD) (C1), and 50 healthy(More)