The immune system in the elderly: III. Innate immunity.

@article{Ginaldi1999TheIS,
  title={The immune system in the elderly: III. Innate immunity.},
  author={Lia Ginaldi and Massimo De Martinis and A D'Ostilio and Luca Marini and Maria Filomena Loreto and Daniela Quaglino},
  journal={Immunologic research},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={117-26}
}
The capability to cope with infectious agents and cancer cells resides not only in adaptive immune responses against specific antigens, mediated by T and B lymphocytes clonally distributed, but also in natural immune reactions. These innate defence mechanisms include chemotaxis, phagocytosis, natural cytotoxicity, cell interactions, and soluble mediators or cytokines. However, specific and natural immune mechanisms are always closely linked and interconnected, providing the primary defense… CONTINUE READING

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