Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Physiol Behav. 2010 Dec 2;101(5):705-12. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.08.012. Epub 2010 Aug 20.

Relations between mucosal immunity and children's mental health: the role of child sex.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA. peggy.keller@uky.edu

Abstract

This study examines relations between children's salivary interleukin-6 (IL-6) and secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) and mental health. Child sex was considered as a moderator of relations. Data were from 329 normally developing children (M age=9.85years; SD=.98years); 67% of children were European American and 33% were African American. Saliva samples were obtained during the afternoon and assayed for SIgA and IL-6. Parents completed questionnaire measures of child internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and children completed self-report measures of anxiety and depression. Structural equation models were fit to the data, and indicated that greater levels of salivary IL-6 and SIgA were associated with adjustment problems more strongly for girls than for boys.

PMID:
20732336
PMCID:
PMC2975755
DOI:
10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.08.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center