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Association of immunoglobulin GM allotypes with longevity in long-living individuals from Southern Italy

  • Authors: Puca, Annibale A; Ferrario, Anna; Maciag, Anna; Accardi, Giulia; Aiello, Anna; Gambino, Caterina Maria; Candore, Giuseppina; Caruso, Calogero; Namboodiri, Aryan M; Pandey, Janardan P
  • Publication year: 2018
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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The aim of this study was to analyse the role of GM allotypes, i.e. the hereditary antigenic determinants expressed on immunoglobulin polypeptide chains, in the attainment of longevity. The role played by immunoglobulin allotypes in the control of immune responses is well known as well as the role of an efficient immune response in longevity achievement. So, it is conceivable that particular GM allotypes may contribute to the generation of an efficient immune response that supports successful ageing, hence longevity.