Rephael Segal

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IL-12 plays a crucial role in a variety of immune responses that are involved in immuno-senesence and autoimmune diseases. Experimental SLE can be induced in mice by the monoclonal anti-DNA autoantibody bearing the 16/6Id. Aging mice are less susceptible to disease induction. We evaluated the in vivo effects of IL-12 on several parameters related to aging(More)
We evaluated whether elderly patients fed with nasogastric tubes (NGT) are predisposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the oropharynx. Fifty-three patients on NGT feeding and 50 orally fed controls with similar clinical characteristics were studied. The tongue dorsum was swabbed and cultured. P. aeruginosa was isolated in 18 (34%) of the NGT-fed(More)
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