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The impact of a 17-day training period for an international championship on mucosal immune parameters in top-level basketball players and staff members.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18821985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This investigation examined the impact of a 17-d training period (that included basketball-specific training, sprints, intermittent running exercises, and weight training, prior to an international championship competition) on salivary immunoglobulin A (SIgA) levels in 10 subjects (athletes and staff members) from a national basketball team, as a biomarker for mucosal immune defence. Unstimulated saliva samples were collected at rest at the beginning of the preparation for the Pan American Games and 1 d before the first game. The recovery interval from the last bout of exercise was 4 h. The SIgA level was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and expressed as absolute concentrations, secretion rate, and SIgA level relative to total protein. The decrease in SIgA levels following training was greater in athletes than in support staff; however, no significant differences between the two groups were detected. A decrease in SIgA level, regardless of the method used to express IgA results, was verified for athletes. Only one episode of upper respiratory tract illness symptoms was reported, and it was not associated with changes in SIgA levels. In summary, a situation of combined stress for an important championship was found to decrease the level of SIgA-mediated immune protection at the mucosal surface in team members, with greater changes observed in the athletes.
Alexandre Moreira; Franco Arsati; Patrícia Ramos Cury; Clóvis Franciscon; Antonio Carlos Simões; Paulo Roberto de Oliveira; Vera Cavalcanti de Araújo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of oral sciences     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1600-0722     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Oral Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-29     Completed Date:  2008-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504563     Medline TA:  Eur J Oral Sci     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Sport, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Basketball / physiology*
Case-Control Studies
Immunity, Mucosal*
Immunoglobulin A, Secretory / biosynthesis*
Physical Education and Training
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Regression Analysis
Respiratory Tract Infections / immunology*
Running / physiology
Saliva / chemistry
Salivary Proteins and Peptides / biosynthesis*
Stress, Physiological / physiology
Stress, Psychological / physiopathology
Weight Lifting / physiology
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A, Secretory; 0/Salivary Proteins and Peptides

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