This study aimed to determine the effects of a single bout exercise on mitochondria-mediated apoptotic signaling in cardiac and skeletal muscles. Fischer 344 rats (4 months old) were randomly divided into the control or a single bout of exercise group (n=10 each). The rats per-formed a single bout of treadmill exercise for 60 min. Mitochondria-me-diated apoptotic signaling (e.g., Bax, Bcl-2, mitochondrial permeability transition pore [mPTP] opening, cytochrome c, and cleaved caspase-3) was measured in cardiac (e.g., left ventricle) and skeletal (e.g., soleus and white gastrocnemius) muscles. A single bout of exercise signifi-cantly decreased mPTP opening sensitivity in all tissues. However, a single bout of exercise did not show any statistical differences in Bax, Bcl-2, cytochrome c, and cleaved caspase-3 in all tissues measured. A single bout of exercise did not show definite results on characteristics of mitochondria-mediated apoptotic signaling. Therefore, further re-search is necessary to provide a more mechanistic understanding of the apoptosis pathway.
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Effects of a single bout of exercise on Bax and Bcl-2 in cardiac and skeletal muscles
Effects of a single bout exercise on mPTP, cytochrome c, and cleaved caspase-3 in cardiac and skeletal muscles
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