Aging of the murine immune system is reflected by declining ability to generate antibodies that promote elimination of Trypanosoma musculi.

Trypanosoma musculi established extracellular infections in aged BC3F1 and C57BL/6 mice that were approximately 10 times greater and twice as long in duration as those in young adult mice. Elimination of T. musculi infections was found to be an antibody-dependent, cell-mediated process involving effector (presumably phagocytic) cells in the liver and, to a… CONTINUE READING