Anti-protein immunoglobulin M responses to pneumococcus are not associated with aging.
AffiliationRespiratory Infection Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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AbstractThe incidence of community-acquired pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infection rises considerably in later life. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody levels to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide are known to decrease with age; however, whether levels of IgM antibody to pneumococcal proteins are subject to the same decline has not yet been investigated.
CitationAnti-protein immunoglobulin M responses to pneumococcus are not associated with aging. 2018, 10: 5 Pneumonia (Nathan)
JournalPneumonia (Nathan Qld.)
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