AN UPADTE ON INTERLEUKIN 6 AND IRON STATUS OF VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
Cytokines are released at the site of inflammation and facilitate an influx of lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, and other cells that participate in the clearance of the antigen and healing. The local inflammatory response is accompanied by a
systemic response known as the acute phase response. Interleukin-6 is produced in larger amounts than any other cytokine in relation to exercise. IL-6 in response to long duration exercise is independent of muscle damage, whereas muscle damage as such is followed by repair mechanisms including invasion of macrophages into the muscle leading to IL-6 production. Interleukin 6 has a great association with iron through the regulatory mechanisms of hepcidin. The review used different research search engines such Google scholar, PubMed, Scopus, Clarivate analytics, etc. It was revealed the interleukin 6 and iron levels were raised in the volleyball players after playing due to inflammation of the muscles. Interleukin 6 and iron should be monitored in those playing volleyball.