The influence of physical activity on cytokine production in healthy older males

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dc.contributor.advisor Dooly, Cathryn R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jankord, Ryan D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:44Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .J36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187382
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of physical activity on cytokine production in healthy older males. Twelve males (six very active, six less active) ages 65 to 74 were recruited for this study. Blood was obtained at rest and serum concentrations for MIP-I a, IL-1 ra, IL-6 and IL-10 were measured. No difference was found in MIP-la and IL-Ira concentrations between the two groups. The serum concentration of IL-6 was significantly lower (p = 0.016) in the very active group compared to the less active group. The very active group had a significantly higher (p = 0.016) concentration of IL-10 compared to the less active group. The beneficial influence of physical activity on cytokine production is clinically important because of the role of IL-6 and IL-10 in disease development in older adults. Through influencing cytokine concentrations, our results provide further insights into the role of physical activity in attenuating the effects of aging.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vii, 97 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cytokines -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Immune response -- Regulation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.title The influence of physical activity on cytokine production in healthy older males en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1236370 en_US


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