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Increased inflammatory response of blood cells to repeated bout of endurance exercise.
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PMID:  16826027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of two 30-min consecutive exercise bouts on a treadmill at 80% VO2max separated by a 4-h rest interval, on blood cell counts and the production of tissue factor, cytokines, and eicosanoids in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated blood. METHODS: Blood samples were taken from eight endurance athletes (mean+/-SD: age, 23.4+/-1.6 yr; VO2max, 66.0+/-6.4, both immediately before and after each exercise bout. Cell counts were performed, and the heparinized blood was subjected to LPS-stimulation for 2 h. RESULTS: There was a significant rise in white blood cell counts after the first exercise bout (81%, P<0.001), increasing to 123% (P<0.001) after the second bout. After the first and second runs, the tissue factor activity in LPS-stimulated monocytes was enhanced by 70% (not significant) and almost 200% (P=0.012), respectively, compared with baseline values. The high monocyte responsiveness after the second bout remained undiminished 2 h later. Similarly, the interleukin (IL)-8 production had risen 70% (P=0.022) after the first run and 100% (P=0.005) after the second run, relative to baseline values. IL-6 or leukotriene B4 levels did not change significantly. The rise in LPS-induced thromboxane B2 was 80% (P=0.024) after the first run and 63% after the second run (P=0.071, not significant). VO2max correlated negatively with the concentration of granulocytes immediately after the second exercise bout (R=0.864, P=0.006). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study are evidence that two physical exercise bouts separated by a 4-h rest are associated with an enhanced propensity of the blood cells to generate tissue factor activity and some proinflammatory products compared with one exercise bout.
Jorid Degerstrøm; Bjarne Østerud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-07     Completed Date:  2006-11-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1297-303     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Cytokines / blood
Eicosanoids / blood
Exercise Test
Inflammation / blood*,  physiopathology
Leukocyte Count
Leukocytes / immunology*,  physiology,  secretion
Physical Exertion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cytokines; 0/Eicosanoids; 9035-58-9/Thromboplastin

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