Correlates of mucosal immunity and upper respiratory tract infections in girls.

@article{Corbett2010CorrelatesOM,
  title={Correlates of mucosal immunity and upper respiratory tract infections in girls.},
  author={Lauren Corbett and Cameron C Muir and Izabella A. Ludwa and Matthew Yao and Brian W. Timmons and B Falk and Panagiota Klentrou},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={579-87}
}
In this study we examined whether salivary hormones, physical activity and adiposity were correlated with secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and frequency of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in 43 early-pubertal and 59 late-pubertal girls. Physical activity was measured using accelerometers and relative body fat was assessed using bioelectrical impendence. Resting saliva samples were obtained between 1500 and 1800 hr and assayed for sIgA, cortisol and testosterone. Participants… CONTINUE READING