Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 12th, 2006
"Inflammation is known to affect sulfur amino acid metabolism. Aging is associated with an increased prevalence of inflammatory conditions, but the metabolism of methionine has been poorly explored in the elderly.
"The aims of this study were to compare methionine kinetics between elderly and young subjects and to explore the effect of aging on the response to a mild inflammatory challenge induced by a vaccination," wrote S. Mercier and colleagues, INRA Thiex.
"Seven elderly volunteers aged 66-76 y and 8...
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