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Special Issue "Effects of Exercise on the Immune System"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 13253
Special Issue Editor
Interests: exercise oncology; exercise immunology; muscle mass and function
Special Issue Information
The immune system has many key roles, including pathogen control, inflammation, and identifying and killing tumor cells. It is well established that acute and chronic exercise both stimulate the immune system, with leukocytosis during and immediately following exercise being affected by duration and intensity. However, high training volumes can be problematic, as sustained, vigorous exercise may reduce immune cell counts and function. Chronic disease also impairs immunity, an issue that is likely to expand as inflammation, obesity, and sedentary behavior remain on the rise.
The anti-inflammatory effects of being physically active potentially augment pro-inflammatory markers that perpetuate chronic disease, a process that is, in part, mediated via exercise-induced alterations in immune cells. While exercise is a well-established stimulus to classic immune cell populations, less conventional immune cells (e.g., natural killer T, and mucosal associated invariant T, and λδ T cells) are mostly absent from the exercise immunology literature yet play crucial roles in chronic disease.
The purpose of this Special Edition is to invite contribution from across exercise immunology, particularly in emerging immune cell types and/or chronic disease, to improve our understanding of exercise on immune function and to translate this new knowledge into practice.
Dr. Erik Hanson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- exercise immunity
- immune function
- chronic disease
- immune cells