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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3180a031bd

The Acute Stress-Induced Immunoenhancement Hypothesis

Edwards, Kate M.1; Burns, Victoria E.2; Carroll, Douglas2; Drayson, Mark3; Ring, Christopher2

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Acute stress, such as a bout of exercise, is accepted to cause an array of immunologic changes. Recently, it has been proposed that acute stress activation of the innate immune system might be harnessed as an adjuvant to enhance immune responses to antigen challenge. This review develops the acute stress-induced immunoenhancement hypothesis and its possible role as a vaccine adjuvant.

©2007 The American College of Sports Medicine


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