Lymphocyte subpopulation changes by aging

Gabriella Bátory, Edit Beregi, G. Gy Petrányi

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Abstract

Peripheral blood lymphocyte suspensions of healthy young and aged subjects were tested for the percentage of (1) E-rosetting cells by three different modifications of the rosette technique; (2) α-naphthylacetate esterase positive cells of different staining patterns; (3) IgG-Fe receptor positive cells; (4) C3 receptor positive cells; (5) labile and stable bound surface immunoglobulin positive cells; and (6) cells bearing different classes of immunoglobulins on their surface or intracytoplasmically. Age dependent changes were registered both within the T-cell and the B-cell subpopulations, some of which may be due to in vivo activation of lymphocytes. Attention is called to some technical aspects of lymphocyte subpopulation determinations and to the significance of quantitative changes in the proportions of lymphocyte subpopulations in respect to the age dependent functional changes of lymphocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-142
Number of pages14
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1982

Keywords

  • B lymphocytes
  • IgG-Fc receptor positive cells
  • T lymphocytes
  • aging
  • lymphocyte subpopulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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