ISBN: 978-3-0346-0218-1 (Print) 978-3-0346-0219-8 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-23

    Regulation of Adaptive Immunity in the Elderly

  3. Chapter

    Pages 25-36

    Does Innate Immunity Get Old?

  4. Chapter

    Pages 37-54

    Thy(–im)munosenescence: The Ageing of the Thymus and Its Impact on the Immune System

  5. Chapter

    Pages 55-84

    Characteristics of B Cells and B Cell Responses in Aged Individuals

  6. Chapter

    Pages 85-126

    Mechanisms of Immune Protection to Pneumococcal Infection in the Young and the Elderly

  7. Chapter

    Pages 127-143

    CMV Subversion of the Immune System in Later Life

  8. Chapter

    Pages 145-155

    Aging and Autoimmunity

  9. Chapter

    Pages 157-174

    Vaccination in the Elderly

  10. Chapter

    Pages 175-200

    Immunosenescence and the 3Rs: Restoration, Replacement and Reprogramming

  11. Chapter

    Pages 201-227

    Novel Strategies for Improved Vaccines for the Elderly: The Example of Influenza

  12. Back Matter

    Pages 229-235