Relationship between immunoglobulin levels and extremes of solar activity

Elijahu G. Stoupel, Eugene Abramson, Uri Gabbay, Albert I. Pick

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Abstract

The possible relationship between epidemics and extremes of solar activity has been discussed previously. The purpose of the present study was to verify whether differences in the levels of immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM) could be noted at the highest (July 1989) and lowest (September 1986) points of the last (21st) and present (22nd) 11-year solar cycle. The work was divided into a 1-month study (covering the month of minimal or maximal solar activity), a 3-month study (1 month before and after the month of minimal or maximal solar activity) and a 5-month study (2 months before and after the month of minimal or maximal solar activity). A trend of a drop-off for all three immunoglobulins was seen on the far side of the maximal point of the solar cycle. Statistical significance was achieved in the 5-month study for IgM (P=0.04), and a strong trend was shown for IgG (P=0.07). Differences between the sexes were also noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995

Keywords

  • Immunoglobulin
  • Solar activity

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