Dietmar Herndler-Brandstetter

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Biomedical Ageing Research

Innsbruck, Austria

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Project

Effect of interleukin 6 on T cell subsets in old age: A search for new markers of immunological competence and frailty

Summary

With respect to the current demographic development in many countries, infectious diseases in elderly persons are becoming an increasingly important issue. A key player involved in the regulation of inflammatory and immunologic responses is the cytokine interleukin (IL)-6, which increases with age and may contribute to a chronic inflammatory state in elderly persons ("inflamm-aging"). We therefore want to identify molecules related to IL-6 signaling in T cells which can be used as new diagnostic markers for immunological competence in old age and to predict a quick recovery or complications in patients under stress situation (e.g. hip fracture). The planned venture represents a good example of transdisciplinary research, as it combines biogerontological research and clinical application.


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