Lack of Effect of Running Training at Two Intensities on Cardiac Myosin Isozyme Composition in Rats

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Abstract

Little information is available regarding the influence of the intensity of endurance training over biochemical profiles in cardiac muscle. We assessed the effect of running training at two different intensities on cardiac myosin isozyme composition in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (4 weeks old) were divided into four groups: sedentary control (SC), trained at 20 m/min (T20), trained at 40 m/min (T40), and weight-matched sedentary control (WMSC) groups. The T20 and T40 group rats were trained by treadmill running for 60 min/d, 5 d/week at 20 or 40 m/min, respectively, for 11 to 12 weeks. In both groups the left ventricle was significantly heavier than in WMSC animals. The ratio of left ventricle weight to body weight was significantly greater in T40 rats than in either the untrained (SC and WMSC) or trained T20 rats. Thus the extent of exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy appears to be influenced by the intensity of running training. However, neither of the training programs (1) induced a change in cardiac myosin isozyme composition or (2) had any effect on myocardial succinate dehydrogenase or citrate synthase activity. These results suggest that although the intensity of running training may play an important role in cardiac morphological adaptation, it does not modulate the cardiac biochemical adaptation to running training.<br>

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Physiology

    The Japanese Journal of Physiology 50(6), 577-583, 2000-12-01

    THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008292366
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691224
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    0021521X
  • NDL Article ID
    5706288
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS8(科学技術--医学--解剖学・生理学・生化学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D40
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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