Report from the second cytomegalovirus and immunosenescence workshop.
Wills M., Akbar A., Beswick M., Bosch JA., Caruso C., Colonna-Romano G., Dutta A., Franceschi C., Fulop T., Gkrania-Klotsas E., Goronzy J., Griffiths SJ., Henson S., Herndler-Brandstetter D., Hill A., Kern F., Klenerman P., Macallan D., Macualay R., Maier AB., Mason G., Melzer D., Morgan M., Moss P., Nikolich-Zugich J., Pachnio A., Riddell N., Roberts R., Sansoni P., Sauce D., Sinclair J., Solana R., Strindhall J., Trzonkowski P., van Lier R., Vescovini R., Wang G., Westendorp R., Pawelec G.
The Second International Workshop on CMV & Immunosenescence was held in Cambridge, UK, 2-4th December, 2010. The presentations covered four separate sessions: cytomegalovirus and T cell phenotypes; T cell memory frequency, inflation and immunosenescence; cytomegalovirus in aging, mortality and disease states; and the immunobiology of cytomegalovirus-specific T cells and effects of the virus on vaccination. This commentary summarizes the major findings of these presentations and references subsequently published work from the presenter laboratory where appropriate and draws together major themes that were subsequently discussed along with new areas of interest that were highlighted by this discussion.