Transient responses of inflammatory cytokines in acute stress.

  title={Transient responses of inflammatory cytokines in acute stress.},
  author={Kaori Yamakawa and Masahiro Matsunaga and Tokiko Isowa and Kenta Kimura and Kunio Kasugai and Masashi Yoneda and Hiroshi Kaneko and Hideki Ohira},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  volume={82 1},
It has been demonstrated that concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are elevated by acute stress. Although several studies confirmed robust changes in IL-6, how acute stress affects other cytokines was less clear. Therefore, the present study simultaneously examined the effects of acute stress on several pro-inflammatory cytokines. Sixteen male participants were given the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). Blood samples were… CONTINUE READING


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