Aging and its Impact on Innate Immunity and Inflammation: Implications for Periodontitis.

@article{Hajishengallis2014AgingAI,
  title={Aging and its Impact on Innate Immunity and Inflammation: Implications for Periodontitis.},
  author={George Hajishengallis},
  journal={Journal of oral biosciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={
          30-37
        }
}
The elderly exhibit increased susceptibility to a number of inflammatory or degenerative pathologies. Aging is similarly thought to be associated with increased prevalence and severity of periodontitis, although the underlying causes are poorly understood. Among the plausible mechanisms whereby aging could contribute to increased susceptibility to periodontitis are age-dependent alterations in the innate immune and inflammatory status of the host. This hypothesis is supported by studies in… CONTINUE READING
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