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Title: URI in athletes: are mucosal immunity and cytokine responses key risk factors?
Authors: Gleeson, Michael
Bishop, Nicolette
Keywords: Upper respiratory tract infection
Mucosal immunity
Immunoglobulin A
Cytokines
Lymphocytes
Athletes
Exercise
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins / © American College of Sports Medicine
Citation: GLEESON, M. and BISHOP, N., 2013. URI in athletes: are mucosal immunity and cytokine responses key risk factors? Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 41 (3), pp. 148 - 153.
Abstract: Infection incidence among athletes is highest during periods of intensified training and competition and after strenuous long-distance events. Which aspects of depressed immune function are responsible for this increased infection risk are not known, but our hypothesis is that lower salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA) secretion and a higher antiinflammatory cytokine response to antigen exposure are key determinants of infection risk.
Description: This article is closed access.
Sponsor: This work was supported by GlaxoSmithKline, UK, and Yakult Honsha, Japan.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182956ead
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16789
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JES.0b013e3182956ead
ISSN: 0091-6331
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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