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dc.contributor.authorManzaneque-Vázquez, Juan Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorVera-Fernandez, Francisca Maria 
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Peña, F.M.
dc.contributor.authorCarranque-Chaves, Gabriel Angel 
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Montes, S.
dc.contributor.authorBlanca-Mena, Maria Jose 
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T10:25:04Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T10:25:04Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016-10-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10630/12258
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Karate is a Japanese martial arts system which traces its roots back to China, and is nowadays widely popular both as a method of self-defense, as well as a discipline with potential physical and psychological benefits. However, karate has been scarcely investigated from a psychobiological perspective, and its effects on the immune system remain virtually unknown. Therefore, we designed the present study with the aim of analyzing the effects of several years of regular karate practice on different immune parameters. Methods: 27 healthy volunteer subjects participated in the study, 15 being allocated to the experimental group, and 12 to the control group. Experimental subjects were all karate players who had practiced this martial art for a minimum of three years. Blood samples for the quantification of immune parameters (leukocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE) were taken in both groups. As statistical analysis, a t-test for independent groups was performed in each dependent variable. Results: Compared to the control group, karate practitioners exhibited a significantly higher number of leukocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes, as well as greater serum concentrations of IgG and IgM. Conclusions: Our findings show that long-term karate practice is related to a broad modulation of immune parameters, including leukocytes counts as well as immunoglobulin concentrations. This peculiar immunomodulatory profile, apart from its psychobiological relevance, may have noteworthy clinical implications. Further investigation would be necessary to fully elucidate the influence that long-term karate training can exert on the immune system.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Málaga, Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Teches_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.subjectKaratees_ES
dc.subject.otherImmune modulationes_ES
dc.subject.otherLong-term practicees_ES
dc.titleImmune modulation after long-term karate practicees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_ES
dc.centroFacultad de Psicologíaes_ES
dc.relation.eventtitleICBM-2016 (14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine)es_ES
dc.relation.eventplaceMelbourne (Australia)es_ES
dc.relation.eventdate7 diciembre 2016es_ES
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