Publications since 2012

(see PubMed)

Giacconi R., Piacenza F., Aversano V., Zampieri M., Bürkle A., Villanueva M.M., Dollé M.E.T., Jansen E., Grune T., Gonos E.S., Franceschi C., Capri M., Weinberger B., Sikora E., Toussaint O., Debacq-Chainiaux F., Stuetz W., Slagboom P.E., Bernhardt J., Breusing N., Fernández-Sánchez M.L., Provinciali M., Malavolta M. Uncovering the Relationship between Selenium status, Age, Health, and Dietary Habits: Insights from a Large Population Study Including Nonagenarian Offspring from the MARK-AGE Project. Nutrients 2023;15:2182. Online ahead of print.

Giacconi R., Laffon B., Costa S., Teixeira-Gomes A., Maggi F., Macera L., Spezia P.G., Piacenza F., Bürkle A., Moreno Villanueva M., Bonassi S., Valdiglesias V., Teixeira J.P.,  Dollé M.E.T., Rietman M.L., Jansen E., Grune T., Gonos E.S., Franceschi C., Capri M., Weinberger B., Sikora E., Stuetz W.,  Toussaint O., Debacq-Chainiaux F., Hervonen A., Hurme M., Slagboom P.E., Schön C., Bernhardt J., Breusing N., Pásaro E., Maseda A., Lorenzo-López L., Millán-Calenti J.C., Provinciali M., Malavolta M. Association of Torquetenovirus viremia with physical frailty and cognitive impairment in three independent European cohorts. Gerontology 2022 Dec 20. doi: 10.1159/000528169. Online ahead of print.

Weinberger B. Impfung gegen coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Z Gerontol Geriat 2022;55:558-563. doi: 10.1007/s00391-022-02102-x

Agrawal A., Weinberger B. Editorial: The impact of immunosenescence and senescence of immune cells on responses to infection and vaccination. Front. Aging 2022;3:882494. doi: 10.3389/fragi.2022.882494 

Weinberger B. Vaccines and vaccination against SARS-CoV-2: Considerations for the older population. Vaccines 2021;9:1435. doi: 10.3390/vaccines9121435.

Weinberger B. Vaccination of older adults: Influenza, pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster, COVID-19 and beyond. Immun Ageing. 2021;18(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12979-021-00249-6.

Körber N., Pohl L., Weinberger B., Grubeck-Loebenstein B., Wawer A., Knolle P.A., Roggendorf H., Protzer U., Bauer T. Hepatitis B vaccine non-responders show higher frequencies of CD24highCD38high regulatory B cells and lower levels of IL-10 expression compared to responders. Front Immunol. 2021;12:713351. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.713351.

Rocamora-Reverte L., Melzer F.L., Würzner R., Weinberger B. The complex role of regulatory T cells in immunity and aging. Front Immunol 2021;11:616949. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.616949. eCollection 2020.

Weinberger B. (ed): Vaccines for Older Adults: Current Practices and Future Opportunities. Interdiscip Top Gerontol Geriatr. Basel, Karger, 2020, vol 43, pp VI–IX (DOI:10.1159/000504488)

Weinberger B. Vaccination of adults and the older population against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and tick-borne encephalitis: The importance of booster vaccinations throughout life. Interdiscip Top Gerontol Geriatr 2020;43:146-157. doi: 10.1159/000504489.

Pangrazzi L., Naismith E., Miggitsch C., Carmona Arana J.A., Keller M., Grubeck-Loebenstein B., Weinberger B. The impact of body mass index on adaptive immune cells in the human bone marrow. Immunity & Ageing 2020;17:15. doi: 10.1186/s12979-020-00186-w.

Wagner A., Weinberger B. Vaccines to prevent infectious diseases in the older population: Immunological challenges and future perspectives. Front Immunol 2020;11(4):717

Pangrazzi L., Weinberger B. T cells, aging and senescence. Exp Gerontol. 2020;134(6):110887. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2020.110887.

Höckner M., Piechnik C.A., Fiechtner B., Weinberger B., Tomanek L. Cadmium-related effects on cellular immunity comprises altered metabolism in earthworm coelomocytes. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(2):599. doi: 10.3390/ijms21020599.

Pangrazzi L., Reidla J., Carmona Arana J.A., Naismith E., Miggitsch C., Meryk A., Keller M., Krause A.A.N., Melzer F.L., Trieb K., Schirmer M., Grubeck-Loebenstein B., Weinberger B. CD28 and CD57 define four populations with distinct phenotypic properties within human CD8+ T cells. Eur J Immunol. 2020;50:363-379. doi: 1363; 0.1002/eji.201948362

Weinberger B.: Vaccination in old age. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2019 Nov;69(S 01):S10-S11. doi: 10.1055/a-0982-4959.

Naismith E, Pangrazzi L, Grasse M, Keller M, Miggitsch C, Weinberger B, Trieb K, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Peripheral antibody concentrations are associated with highly differentiated T cells and inflammatory processes in the human bone marrow. Immun Ageing. 2019 Aug 22;16:21. doi: 10.1186/s12979-019-0161-z. eCollection 2019.

Philippe M, Gatterer H, Burtscher M, Weinberger B, Keller M, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Fleckenstein J, Alack K, Krüger K. Concentric and Eccentric Endurance Exercise Reverse Hallmarks of T-Cell Senescence in Pre-diabetic Subjects. Front Physiol. 2019 Jun 4;10:684. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00684. eCollection 2019.

Weinberger B, Haks MC, de Paus RA, Ottenhoff THM, Bauer T, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Impaired Immune Response to Primary but Not to Booster Vaccination Against Hepatitis B in Older Adults. Front Immunol. 9:1035, 2018

Lukas Yani S, Keller M, Melzer FL, Weinberger B, Pangrazzi L, Sopper S, Trieb K, Lobina M, Orrù V, Fiorillo E, Cucca F, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. CD8+HLADR+ Regulatory T Cells Change With Aging: They Increase in Number, but Lose Checkpoint Inhibitory Molecules and Suppressive Function. Front Immunol. 9:1201, 2018

Weinberger B, Adjuvant strategies to improve vaccination of the elderly population. Curr Opin Pharmacol, 34-41, 2018

Weinberger B, Vaccines for the elderly: Current use and future challenges. Immun Ageing, 15:3, 2018

Weinberger B, Keller M, Putzer C, Breitenberger D, Koller B, Fiegl S, Moreno-Villanueva M, Bernhardt J, Franceschi C, Voutetakis K, Gonos ES, Hurme M, Sikora E, Toussaint O, Grune T, Breusing N, Bürkle A, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Protection against Tetanus and Diphtheria in Europe: The impact of age, gender and country of origin, Exp Gerontol 105:109-122, 2018

Weinberger B, Keller M, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Long-term maintenance of diphtheria-specific antibodies after booster vaccination is hampered by latent infection with Cytomegalovirus. Immun Ageing 14:16, 2017

Weinberger B. Adult vaccination against tetanus and diphtheria: The European perspective. Clin Exp Immunol 187(1):93-99, 2017

Weinberger B. Immunosenescence: The importance of considering age in health and disease. Clin Exp Immunol 187(1):1-3, 2017

Weinberger B, Joos C, Reed SG, Coler R, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The stimulatory effect of the TLR4-mediated adjuvant glucopyranosyl lipid A is well preserved in old age. Biogerontology 17:177-187, 2016

Zlamy M, Almanzar G, Parson W, Schmidt C, Leierer J, Weinberger B, Jeller V, Unsinn K, Eyrich M, Wuerzner R, Prelog M. Efforts of the human immune system to maintain the peripheral CD8+ T cell compartment after childhood thymectomy. Immun Ageing 13:3, 2016

Pinti M, Appay V, Campisi J, Frasca D, Fülöp T, Sauce D, Larbi A, Weinberger B, Cossarizza A. Aging of the immune system: Focus on inflammation and vaccination. Europ J Immunol 46(10):2286-2301, 2016

Grasse M, Meryk A, Schirmer M, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Weinberger B. Booster vaccination against tetanus and diphtheria: Insufficient protection against diphtheria in young and elderly adults. Immun Ageing 13(1):26, 2016

Jansen E, Beekhof P, Cremers J, Weinberger B, Fiegl S, Toussaint O, Bernhard J, Gonos E, Capri M, Franceschi C, Sikora E, Moreno-Villanueva M, Breusing N, Grune T, Bürkle A, Dollé ME. Quality control data of physiological and immunological biomarkers measured in serum and plasma. Mech Ageing Dev 151:54-59, 2015

Del Giudice G, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Vaccines for the elderly. Gerontology 61(3):202-210, 2015

Pritz T, Lair J, Ban M, Keller M, Weinberger B, Krismer M, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Plasma cell numbers decrease in bone marrow of old patients. Eur J Immunol 45(3):738-746, 2015

Welzl K, Weinberger B, Kronbichler A, Sturm G, Kern G, Mayer G, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Koppelstaetter C. How immunosuppressive therapy affects T cells from kidney transplanted patients of different age: The role of latent CMV infection. Clin Exp Immunol 176(1): 112-119, 2014

Welzl K, Kern G, Mayer G, Weinberger B, Säemann MD, Sturm G, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Koppelstaetter C. Effect of different immunosuppressive drugs on immune cells from young and old healthy persons. Gerontology 60(3):229-238, 2014

Pritz T, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The aging bone marrow and its impact on immune responses in old age. Immunol Lett 162(1 Pt B):310-315, 2014

Pritz T, Landgraf-Rauf K, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Rauf R, Lair J, Gassner R, Weinberger B, Krismer M, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Bone marrow T cells from the femur are similar to iliac crest derived cells in old age and represent a useful tool for studying the aged immune system. Immun Ageing 10(1):17, 2013

Weinberger B, Schirmer M, Matteucci Gothe R, Siebert U, Fuchs D, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Recall responses to tetanus and diphtheria vaccination are frequently insufficient in elderly persons. PlosOne 8(12): e82967, 2013

Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Vaccines for the elderly. Clin Microbiol Infect 18(s5):100-108, 2012

Wolf J, Weinberger B, Arnold CR, Maier AB, Westendorp RG, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The effect of chronological age on the inflammatory response of human fibroblasts. Exp Gerontol 47(9):749-753, 2012

Wolf J, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The immunoregulatory effects of CMV-infection in human fibroblasts and the impact on cellular senescence. Immun Ageing. 9:1, 2012

Brunner S, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Persistent viral infections and immune aging. Ageing Res Rev. 10(3):362-369, 2011

Herndler-Brandstetter D, Weinberger B, Pfister G, Weiskopf D, Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The aging of the adaptive immune system. Curr Immunol Rev. 7:94-103, 2011

Micutkova L, Diener T, Li C, Rogowska-Wrzesinska A, Mueck C, Huetter E, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Roepstorff P, Zeng R, Jansen-Duerr P. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-6 delays replicative senescence of human fibroblasts. Mech Ageing Dev, 132(10):468-479, 2011

Weinberger B, Keller M, Fischer KH, Stiasny K, Neuner C, Heinz FX, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Decreased antibody titers and booster responses in tick-borne encephalitis vaccinees aged 50-90 years. Vaccine, 28(20):3511-3515, 2010

Paccalin M, Weinberger B, Nicolas J-F, Van Damme P, Mégard Y. The intradermal vaccination route – an attractive opportunity for influenza vaccination in the elderly. Eur Geriatr Med 1:82-87, 2010

Opstelten W, McElhaney J, Weinberger B, Oaklander AL, Johnson RW. The impact of varicella zoster virus: Chronic pain. J Clin Virol 48 Suppl 1:S8-13, 2010

Weiskopf D, Schwanninger A, Weinberger B, Almanzar G, Parson W, Buus S, Lindner H, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Oxidative stress can alter the antigenicity of immunodominant peptides. J Leukoc Biol, 87(1):165-172, 2010

Weinberger B, Welzl K, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Parson W, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. CD28-CD8+ T cells do not contain unique clonotypes and are therefore dispensible. Immunol Lett, 127(1):27-32, 2009

Weiskopf D, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. The aging of the immune system. Transpl Int, 22(11):1041-1050, 2009

Barabas S, Gary R, Bauer T, Lindner J, Lindner P, Weinberger B, Jilg W, Wolf H, Deml L. Urea-mediated cross-presentation of soluble Epstein-Barr virus BZLF1 protein. PLoS Pathog, 11:e1000198, 2008

Weinberger B. Veränderungen des Immunsystems im Alter. JATROS Dermatologie 12(1): 22-23, 2008

Schwanninger A*, Weinberger B*, Weiskopf D, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Reitinger S, Gassner C, Schennach H, Parson W, Würzner R, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Age-related appearance of a CMV-specific high-avidity CD8+ T cell clonotype which does not occur in young adults. Immun Ageing, 5:14, 2008; *contributed equally

Weinberger B, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Schwanninger A, Weiskopf D, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Biology of immune responses to vaccines in elderly persons. Clin Infect Dis 46(7):1078-1084, 2008

Schwanninger A, Weinberger B, Grubeck-Loebenstein B. Comment on “Differential usage of cellular niches by cytomegalovirus versus EBV and influenza virus-specific CD8+ T cells” by van Leeuwen et al. (J Immunol, 2006) J Immunol, 178:2611, 2007

Weinberger B*, Lazuardi L*, Weiskirchner I, Keller M, Neuner C, Fischer K-H, Neuman B, Würzner R, Grubeck-Loebenstein. Healthy aging and latent infection with CMV lead to distinct changes in CD8+ and CD4+ T cell subsets in elderly persons. Hum Immunol, 68(2):86-90, 2007;   *contributed equally

Weinberger B, Plentz A, Weinberger KM, Hahn J, Holler E, Jilg W. Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus mRNA using reverse transcription and real-time PCR. J Med Virol, 74 (4):612-618, 2004

Raab U, Bauer B, Gigler A, Beckenlehner K, Wolf H, Modrow S. Cellular transcription factors that interact with p6 promoter elements of parvovirus B19. J Gen Virol, 82 (Pt6):1473-1480, 2001

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