Journal article

CMV and Immunosenescence: from basics to clinics

Rafael Solana, Raquel Tarazona, Allison E Aiello, Arne N Akbar, Victor Appay, Mark Beswick, Jos A Bosch, Carmen Campos, Sara Cantisan, Luka Cicin-Sain, Evelyna Derhovanessian, Sara Ferrando-Martinez, Daniela Frasca, Tamas Fuloep, Sheila Govind, Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein, Ann Hill, Mikko Hurme, Florian Kern, Anis Larbi Show all

IMMUNITY & AGEING | BMC | Published : 2012


Alone among herpesviruses, persistent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) markedly alters the numbers and proportions of peripheral immune cells in infected-vs-uninfected people. Because the rate of CMV infection increases with age in most countries, it has been suggested that it drives or at least exacerbates "immunosenescence". This contention remains controversial and was the primary subject of the Third International Workshop on CMV & Immunosenescence which was held in Cordoba, Spain, 15-16th March, 2012. Discussions focused on several main themes including the effects of CMV on adaptive immunity and immunosenescence, characterization of CMV-specific T cells, impact of CMV infection and ageing on inna..

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Awarded by Spanish Ministry of Science

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Awarded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The Workshop was partially supported by the University of Cordoba and the Spanish Ministry of Science (SAF2011-16169-E).