Introduction to Ageing of the Adaptive Immune System.- The chronic stress of caregiving accelerates the natural aging of the immune system.- Stress and ageing: Effects on neutrophil function.- Stress, Aging, and Wound Healing.- Psychoneuromicrobiology: cytomegalovirus infection as a putative link between stress, aging and immunity.- Psychosocial factors and telomere length in peripheral blood.- Stress-related Behavioural Responses, Immunity and Ageing in animal models.- Socio-economic status and immunosenescence.- Exercise and Immunosenescence.- Obesity and Immunosenescence: Psychological, Behavioral, & Biochemical Pathways.- Sleep and immunity in older age.- The role of stress and adrenal hormones in immunosenescence.
Immunosenescence is a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of immune aging. It addresses the topic from the biological, as well as the psychological, social and behavioral perspectives. It is, thus, a valuable and timely addition to the literature in this area. Contributors include experts in the field, reviewing the state of the art in research.
Book will be a multi-disciplinary approach
Will include contributions from experts in the field
Will discuss the current understanding of the biological mechanisms leading to immune-system aging