Changes of immunoregulatory cells associated with psychological stress and humor

Tsutomu Kamei, Hiroaki Kumano, Sumio Masumura

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For 8 medical students influences of psychological stress or humor on T-cell subset percentages and natural killer cell activity were investigated by measuring these parameters before and after an examination and before and after watching a comedy video. Although T-cell subsets were not significantly affected by either stimulus and natural killer cell activity was not affected by the examination, the latter was significantly decreased after watching the comedy video.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1298
Number of pages3
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number3 PART II
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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