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Title Exercise immunology / edited by Mike Gleeson, Nicolette Bishop, and Neil Walsh.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (page cm)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Print version record.
Subject Exercise -- Immunological aspects.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. The influence of exercise on infection risk -- 2. The human immune system -- 3. The effects of exercise on blood leukocyte numbers -- 4. Effects of exercise on innate immune function -- 5. Effects of exercise on acquired immune function -- 6. Effects of exercise on mucosal immunity -- 7. Effect of extreme environments on immune responses to exercise -- 8. Immune responses to intensified periods of training -- 9. Exercise, nutrition and immune function -- 10. Practical guidelines on minimising infection risk in athletes -- 11. Allergy in sport -- 12. Exercise and the prevention of chronic diseases: the role of cytokines and the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise -- 13. Exercise, infection risk, immune function and intlammation in special populations.
1. The influence of exercise on infection risk -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Causes of infections -- Is there a J-shaped relationship between exercise training load and infection risk? -- Key points -- 2. The human immune system -- Learning objectives -- Introduction and overview of the immune system -- The cellular components of the immune system -- Innate immunity -- The recognition of foreign material -- Acquired or adaptive immunity -- General mechanism of the acquired or adaptive immune response -- Mucosal immunity -- Regulation of immune function via nerves and hormones -- Autoimmune diseases -- Factors affecting immune function -- Concluding note -- Key points -- 3. The effects of exercise on blood leukocyte numbers -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- The effects of a single bout of exercise on circulating leukocyte numbers -- Mechanisms involved in the leukocyte response to acute exercise -- Factors affecting the leukocyte response to acute exercise -- The effects of exercise training on circulating leukocyte numbers -- Key points -- 4. Effects of exercise on innate immune function -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Effect of acute exercise on innate immune cell functions -- Mechanisms of changes in innate immune function during exercise -- Acute effects of exercise on soluble factors -- The effect of exercise intensity, duration and subject fitness on the innate immune response to exercise -- Effects of exercise training on cellular innate immune function -- Key points -- 5. Effects of exercise on acquired immune function -- Learning objectives -- Acquired immunity revisited -- Acute exercise and T-cell functions -- Acute exercise and B-cell function -- Key points -- 6. Effects of exercise on mucosal immunity -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Immunoglobulin structure and actions -- The common mucosal immune system -- Secretory IgA -- Immune defences in saliva -- Acute exercise and mucosal immunity -- Exercise training and mucosal immunity -- Key points -- 7. Effect of extreme environments on immune responses to exercise -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Heat stress and immune function -- Cold stress and immune function -- Altitude, immune function and infection: into the death zone -- Air pollution, exercise and immune function -- Spaceflight, immune function and infection: the final frontier -- Key points -- 8. Immune responses to intensified periods of training -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Recap of the effects of exercise training on innate, mucosal and acquired immune function -- Effects of intensified periods of exercise training on immune function -- Comparisons of illness-prone athletes with healthy athletes -- Effects of overtraining on immunity -- Key points -- 9. Exercise, nutrition and immune function -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Nutrient availability and immune function: mechanisms of action -- The training and competition diet and immune function -- Dietary supplements and immune function in athletes -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Key points -- 10. Practical guidelines on minimising infection risk in athletes -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Monitoring immune system status in athletes -- Training and recovery guidelines to minimise the risk of infection -- Factors directly associated with exercise training -- Hygiene practice and medical support -- Medication for coughs, colds and flu -- Should athletes train during periods of infection? -- Key points -- 11. Allergy in sport -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Upper respiratory tract symptoms in athletes -- The allergic response -- Impact of allergy on health, wellbeing and athletic performance -- Testing for sensitisation to aeroallergens -- Practical guidelines for diagnosis and management of allergy in sport -- Exercise-induced anaphylaxis -- Key points -- 12. Exercise and the prevention of chronic diseases: the role of cytokines and the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Exercise-induced activation of cytokine secretion -- Exercise and other cytokines -- Influence of exercise on cytokine production from leukocytes -- Links between sedentary behaviour, chronic inflammation and chronic disease -- Anti-inflammatory effects of exercise -- Downregulation of TLR expression -- Exercise is medicine -- The elite athlete paradox -- Key points -- 13. Exercise, infection risk, immune function and intlammation in special populations -- Learning objectives -- Introduction -- Sex differences in immunity and the immune response to exercise -- Exercise, immune function and the elderly -- Exercise, immune function and HIV-seropositive individuals -- Exercise and immune function and other chronic long-term conditions -- Key points.
Summary "Exercise immunology is an important, emerging sub-discipline within exercise physiology, concerned with the relationship between exercise, immune function and infection risk. This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based introduction to exercise immunology, including the physiological and molecular mechanisms that determine immune function and the implications for health and performance in sport and everyday life. Written by a team of leading exercise physiologists, the book describes the characteristics of the immune system and how its components are organised to form an immune response. It explains the physiological basis of the relationship between stress, physical activity, immune function and infection risk, and identifies the ways in which exercise and nutrition interact with immune function in athletes and non-athletes. The book shows students how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the evidence linking physical activity, immune system integrity and health, and explains why exercise is associated with anti-inflammatory effects that are potentially beneficial to long-term health. Every chapter includes useful features, such as clear summaries, definitions of key terms, discussions of seminal research studies and practical guidelines for athletes on ways to minimise infection risk, with additional learning resources available on a companion website. This is an essential textbook for any course on exercise immunology or advanced exercise physiology"--EBL.
Other Author Gleeson, Michael, 1956-
Bishop, Nicolette.
Walsh, Neil.
Other Title Print version: Exercise immunology. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013 9780415507257