Combat-training stress in soldiers increases S100B, a marker of increased blood-brain-barrier permeability, and induces immune activation.

@article{Li2014CombattrainingSI,
  title={Combat-training stress in soldiers increases S100B, a marker of increased blood-brain-barrier permeability, and induces immune activation.},
  author={Xinhua Li and Clive H Wilder-Smith and Mary Enci Kan and Jia Lu and Yuanpeng Cao and Reuben Kong Min Wong},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={58-63}
}
BACKGROUND Experimental data suggest stress-related cognitive dysfunction may be associated with increased blood-brain-barrier (BBB) permeability secondary to immune activation. METHODS We investigated the relationship between prolonged and intense physical and psychological combat-training stress, immune activation and blood-brain-barrier permeability in 37 healthy male army medical rapid response troops. RESULTS Soldiers during intense combat training showed greater self-reported stress… CONTINUE READING
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