Interleukin-6 response to exercise during acute and chronic hypoxia

  title={Interleukin-6 response to exercise during acute and chronic hypoxia},
  author={Carsten Lundby and Adam Steensberg},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
Prolonged exercise is associated with increased plasma levels of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6). Both circulating catecholamine levels and exercise intensity have been related to the exercise-derived IL-6. During hypoxia and acclimatization, changes in sympathetic activity is seen, and also a given workload becomes more intense in hypoxia. Therefore, hypoxia offers a unique opportunity to study the effect of catecholamines and intensity on exercise-derived IL-6. In the present study, eight… CONTINUE READING