High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy and Its Application to Research on Immunity and Aging

  • Marguerite M. B. Kay
Part of the Comprehensive Immunology book series (COMIMUN, volume 1)


The importance of membrane molecules that function as receptors and antigens in aging is attested to by the fact that such molecules emerging late in life can evoke a response from the immune system that can lead to the destruction of cells possessing those specificities. Examples include encephalopathies of autoimmune etiology in which viral antigens appear on neurons and acquired late-adulthood anemias in which immunoglobulins (Ig) M or G are present on erythrocyte membranes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marguerite M. B. Kay
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Cellular and Comparative Physiology, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, PHSU.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Bethesda, and Baltimore City HospitalsBaltimoreUSA

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