Acute responses of cytokines and adipokines to aerobic exercise in relapsing vs. remitting women with multiple sclerosis

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  • Nastaran Majdinasab
  • Robert W Motl
  • Motahare Mokhtarzade
  • Philipp Zimmer
  • Rouholah Ranjbar
  • Charly Keytsman
  • Tom Cullen
  • Raoof Negaresh
  • Julien S Baker



OBJECTIVE: To examine the acute effect of exercise on cytokines and adipokines during relapse and the remitting phase of multiple sclerosis (MS).

METHODS: Thirty women with MS in the relapsing or remitting phase were matched with fifteen healthy controls. Participants performed a single-bout of aerobic exercise at 60-70% maximal heart rate. Furthermore, five women in the relapsing phase were enrolled (control relapse) and did not receive any intervention. Blood samples were taken before, immediately after, 1-h and 6-h after the exercise.

RESULTS: Levels of IL-10 and TNF-α in response to exercise were similar in healthy and MS remitting subjects. Compared to baseline, TNF-α levels in relapsing subjects were significantly decreased immediately after exercise. Immediately following exercise, leptin levels significantly decreased in relapsing subjects. Adiponectin and IL-6 showed no significant difference between groups.

CONCLUSION: After relapse, exercise does not induce inflammatory cytokine response and temporarily improves both cytokine and adipokine balance.

ZeitschriftComplementary therapies in clinical practice
Seiten (von - bis)295-301
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 05.2018

ID: 3303105


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