Vol. 35 (1) 2014 Neuro endocrinology letters

Combat-training stress in soldiers increases S100B, a marker of increased blood-brain-barrier permeability, and induces immune activation.

BACKGROUND: Experimental data suggest stress-related cognitive dysfunction may be associated with increased blood-brain-barrier (BBB) permeability secondary to immune activation.

METHODS: We investigated the relationship between prolonged and intense physical and psychological combat-training stress, immune activ.....