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Influence of 4 weeks of bovine colostrum supplementation on neutrophil and mucosal immune responses to prolonged cycling

Jones, A. W., Thatcher, R., March, D. S., Davison, Glen (2015) Influence of 4 weeks of bovine colostrum supplementation on neutrophil and mucosal immune responses to prolonged cycling. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 25 (6). pp. 788-796. ISSN 1600-0838. E-ISSN 1600-0838. (doi:10.1111/sms.12433) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:59961)

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Abstract

Bovine colostrum (COL) has been advocated as a nutritional countermeasure to exercise-induced immune dysfunction. The aims of this study were to identify the effects of 4 weeks of COL supplementation on neutrophil responses and mucosal immunity following prolonged exercise. In a randomized double-blind, parallel group design, participants [age 28?±?8 years; body mass 79?±?7?kg; height 182?±?6?cm; maximal oxygen uptake (math formula) 55?±?9?mL/kg/min] were assigned to 20?g per day of COL (n?=?10) or an isoenergetic/isomacronutrient placebo (PLA; n?=?10) for 4 weeks. Venous blood and unstimulated saliva samples were obtained before and after 2.5?h of cycling at 15% ? (?55–60% math formula). A significantly greater formyl-methionyl-leucyl phenylalanine-stimulated oxidative burst was observed in the COL group compared with PLA group (P?<?0.05) and a trend toward a time?×?group interaction (P?=?0.06). However, there was no effect of COL on leukocyte trafficking, phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-stimulated oxidative burst, bacterial-stimulated neutrophil degranulation, salivary secretory IgA, lactoferrin or lysozyme (P?>?0.05). These findings provide further evidence of the beneficial effects of COL on receptor-mediated stimulation of neutrophil oxidative burst in a model of exercise-induced immune dysfunction.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/sms.12433
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Glen Davison
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 13:57 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59961 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davison, Glen: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-0074
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