G11 - Immune system and sport performance

Mauro Walter VaisbergChair: Mauro Walter Vaisberg (BRA) - Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Physician, is skilled in Sports Medicine. Has the degree of MSc in Immunology and PhD in Rehabilitation. Responsible for the courses: “Sports Medicine in Internal Medicine” and “Exercise Immunology” in the Postgraduate Program in Immunology, and Supervisor of postgraduate in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, UNIFESP, also is the Scientific Coordinator of the Laboratory on Mucosal Immunology of the Department of Otolaryngology, UNIFESP. He is author of three books mooting the relationship between sports and health. Currently is the President of the Brazilian Society of Exercise and Immunology.

Abstract

The practice of sport causes important changes in various systems of the body, so that there is a homeostatic adaptation involving the neuroendocrine and immune systems. Adaptations include cells and soluble factors such as cytokines, which show significant changes during the practice of exercise. However not only sport influences immune responses, but on the other hand the ability of an athlete to practice the sport is influenced by the immune system, both for his performance as in his behavior. In this way we will see how the production of cytokines acting in striated muscle is crucial to set the maximum aerobic capacity and running economy. Another aspect addressed is how cytokines affect the central nervous system as protection for the practice of exhaustive efforts, in addition to the observed changes in the immune system resulting from sport practice, as the activation of the mechanism of apoptosis in triathletes. Moreover in some athletes faults occur in these modulatory mechanisms causing functional changes with serious health risks' as is the case of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Speakers:

Mauro Walter Vaisberg1. Mauro Walter Vaisberg (BRA) - Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Physician, is skilled in Sports Medicine. Has the degree of MSc in Immunology and PhD in Rehabilitation. Responsible for the courses: “Sports Medicine in Internal Medicine” and “Exercise Immunology” in the Postgraduate Program in Immunology, and Supervisor of postgraduate in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, UNIFESP, also is the Scientific Coordinator of the Laboratory on Mucosal Immunology of the Department of Otolaryngology, UNIFESP. He is author of three books mooting the relationship between sports and health. Currently is the President of the Brazilian Society of Exercise and Immunology.

Title Presentation: Immune System and Performance

Tania Cristina Pithon-Curi2. Tania Cristina Pithon-Curi (BRA) - Cruzeiro do Sul University. She is PhD in Human Physiology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo. Currently she is Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary in Health Sciences Post-Graduate Program and Pro-Dean of Research and Post-Graduate Studies at the University Cruzeiro do Sul. She is full professor in the Biological Science Center of Cruzeiro do Sul University and Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University, Australia and also responsible for post-doctoral studies in the medical area, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, United States.

Title Presentation: Neutrophil function and high-intensity exercise

Rodolfo P. Vieira3. Rodolfo P. Vieira (BRA) - Nove de Julho University. He is Associate Professor of the Post-graduation Program in Rehabilitation Sciences and in Medicine of the Nove de Julho University (UNINOVE), head of Laboratory of Pulmonary and Exercise Immunology (LABPEI) and Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Exercise and Immunology.

Title Presentation: Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes: immune and genetic basis


André Luis Lacerda Bachi4. André Luis Lacerda Bachi (BRA) - Cruzeiro do Sul University. He is Full Professor of the Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Program at Cruzeiro do Sul University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is leader of Exercise and Immunology Research Group at the same university. Currently he is developing researches about the influence of immune response on physical exercise performance.

Title Presentation: Neuro-Immuno-Endocrine Modulation in Marathon Runners