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Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Victoria E
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-03T13:43:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-03T13:43:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3069
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The hunt for novel tools to investigate empirical questions is ever present in psychophysiological research. Antibody response to vaccination has received increasing attention over recent years as a useful measure of in vivo immune function. There is now considerable evidence that the magnitude of the antibody response to vaccination is associated with a wide range of psychosocial factors. Further, there are preliminary indications that manipulating psychosocial variables, using both chronic and acute interventions, can also alter the efficacy of the vaccination. This review will discuss the theoretical and clinical relevance of the vaccine model in this context, and will address key methodological considerations for researchers considering adopting this approach. The review will also address how the strategic use of this model could help researchers further elucidate some of the remaining theoretical issues. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews;35(1), pp. 122-126
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.01.005
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35(1), pp. 1221-26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.01.005 en_US
dc.subject antibody en_US
dc.subject social support en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject vaccination en_US
dc.title Antibody response to vaccination as a marker of in vivo immune function in psychophysiological research en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1385163


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