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Effect of Tai Chi on mononuclear cell functions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, February 2015
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Title
Effect of Tai Chi on mononuclear cell functions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0517-7
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Jing Liu, Peijie Chen, Ru Wang, Yonghong Yuan, Xueqiang Wang, Chunying Li

Abstract

BackgroundTai Chi is the Chinese traditional medicine exercise for mind-body health. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) exercise on the proliferative and cytolytic/tumoricidal activities of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in postsurgical non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.MethodsPatients (n¿=¿27) were randomly divided into the control group (n¿=¿13) and the TCC group (n¿=¿14). TCC group participated in Tai Chi 24-type exercise for 16 weeks, 60-min every time, and three times a week. Peripheral blood was collected and PBMCs isolated before and after the 16-week TCC, PBMC proliferation and co-culture of PBMCs with the NSCLC cell line A549 were performed for proliferation and cell cytolysis assays. Analysis of NKT cells, NK cells, and CD123+ and CD11c¿+¿dendritic cells were also performed.Results(1) After 16-week of TCC, cell proliferation increased significantly as compared with the control. (2) PBMCs from the TCC group also demonstrated enhanced cytolytic/oncolytic activity against A549 cells. (3) Significant differences were also found in NK cell percentage at t¿=¿16 weeks, post-pre changes of NKT and DC11c between groups.ConclusionRegular Tai Chi exercise has the promise of enhancing PBMC proliferative and cytolytic activities in NSCLC patients. Our results affirm the value of a future trial with a larger scale and longer duration for cancer survivors.Trial registration http://www.chictr.org/en/: ChiCTR-TRC-11001404.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 45 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 19%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Unspecified 6 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Other 16 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 33%
Unspecified 10 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 19%
Psychology 5 10%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Other 5 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 February 2016.
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