Oxidative stress, inflam-aging and immunosenescence

Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.
Journal of proteomics (Impact Factor: 3.89). 06/2011; 74(11):2313-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2011.06.005
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Immunosenescence is characterized by a decreased ability of the immune system to respond to foreign antigens, as well as a decreased ability to maintain tolerance to self-antigens. This results in an increased susceptibility to infection and cancer and reduced responses to vaccination [1-5]. The mechanisms underlying immunosenescence comprise a series of cellular and molecular events involving alteration of several biochemical pathways and different cellular populations, and for the most part our understanding of these molecular mechanisms is still fragmentary. In this review we will focus on the process of senescence associated with oxidative stress, in particular how protein oxidation alters the functionality of immune cells and how oxidative stress contributes to a chronic inflammatory process often referred as inflamm-aging.

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    • "An equally important point is that the interaction between redox and immunological molecules regulate the gender cytokine immunological homeostasis in the control of inflammation. A key involvement of the interactions between the redox and the immune system in the inflammation and ageing process is concretely underlined by the correlation between the redox state, the functioning of the immune cells and the individual longevity2021222324. Therefore, relevant in this regard is that CD30, a membrane receptor (R) of the immunological cells, is the specific receptor of Thioredoxin1 (Trx1) on the immune cells[25](T and B cells, monocytes, dendritic cells, NK, eosinophils and granulocytes). "

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