Investigations of the lymphokine system in elderly individuals.

  title={Investigations of the lymphokine system in elderly individuals.},
  author={Juergen Reinhard Sindermann and Andrea Kruse and H J Frercks and Raymund Sch{\"u}tz and Holger Kirchner},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  volume={70 1-2},
Elderly people are at risk from an increased incidence of infections. Therefore we have studied the correlation between the production of several immunological parameters such as interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), interferon-alpha-2 (IFN-alpha-2), interleukin-2 (IL-2), soluble interleukin-2 receptors (sIL-2R) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in young controls of 25-34 years old and old individuals with a minimum age of 65 years. All persons were selected according to the basic concept of the 'Senieur… CONTINUE READING


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