Effects of life events and stress on neutrophil functions in elderly men

Kazumasa Tsukamoto*, Kazuhiko Machida

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

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Background: Psychological stress or life events might significantly decrease neutrophil function in elderly individuals and lead to infectious diseases. However, relationships between these factors have not been examined in detail.We investigated the relationships between neutrophil function measured using the nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reduction test and measurements of psychological stress and life events among 81 men aged over 60 years.Results: The numbers and scores for life events were significantly higher (p < 0.01, respectively) in a group with values reflecting phagocytosis below the median than in a control group.Conclusions: Chronic psychological stress due to life events decreases neutrophil functions among elderly men.

本文言語English
論文番号13
ジャーナルImmunity and Ageing
9
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出版ステータスPublished - 2012 6月 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 免疫学
  • 加齢科学

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