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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2006 Oct;34(4):176-81.

Toll-like receptor 4: link to the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise?

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Wastl Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.


Evidence is emerging that exercise training has anti-inflammatory effects. Our early finding that blood cultures from trained subject had a reduced responsiveness to lipopolysaccharide led to a series of studies in which we measured toll-like receptor 4--the primary signaling receptor for lipopolysaccharide. The toll-like receptor 4 expression was consistently lower in physically active subjects compared with inactive subjects and reduced after training in previously inactive subjects.

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