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Ertunc M - - 2010
Physical activity has a modulatory role on regulatory steps of excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) determining skeletal muscle contractility. We evaluated and compared the contractile responsiveness and caffeine-induced contractures of fast (extensor digitorum longus; EDL) and slow-twitch (soleus; SOL) muscles in suspension hypokinesia (SH) and exercised rats. After SH or low intensity ...
Choi Sang Il - - 2010
The objective of this study was to determine whether long-term exercise training will improve age-related cardiac metabolic derangement using proton magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy. Young and old male Fischer 344 rats were assigned to sedentary controls groups {young control (YC) group-3 months of age: YC, n=10; old control (OC) group-22 ...
Galdino G S - - 2010
Exercise is a low-cost intervention that promotes health and contributes to the maintenance of the quality of life. The present study was designed to investigate the influence of different resistance exercise protocols on the nociceptive threshold of rats. Female Wistar rats were used to perform exercises in a weight-lifting exercise ...
Moraes-Teixeira Jessica de Andrade Jde - - 2010
This work aimed to analyze the effect of low-intensity exercise training on ultrastructural and molecular aortic remodeling. Male Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were allocated into four groups: sedentary WKY (SED-WKY), exercised WKY (EX-WKY, 1 h/day, 5 days/week treadmill exercise training), sedentary SHR (SED-SHR), and exercised SHR ...
Schlüter Klaus-Dieter - - 2010
The effect of exercise on the progression of hypertension and development of heart failure has been extensively studied in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), but results published thus far have not revealed a clear picture. Studies differ with respect to the age and sex of rats, duration of exercise and exercise ...
Hoveida Reihaneh - - 2011
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a decline in cognitive function and severe neuronal loss in the cerebral cortex and certain subcortical regions of the brain including nucleus basalis magnocellularis (NBM) that play an important role in learning and memory. There are few therapeutic ...
Ni Hong - - 2011
Voluntary exercise has been implicated to be beneficial for overall health and cognitive function in both clinical and experimental studies, but little is presently known about forced physical exercise on cognition and underlying molecular mechanism. We have used real-time RT-PCR to analyze gene expression in hippocampus, in the presence and ...
Lynch Wendy J WJ Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22911, USA. - - 2010
Exercise has recently been suggested as an attractive alternative to pharmacotherapy for treating drug addiction. The goal of this study was to determine, using an animal model, whether aerobic exercise may block reinstatement of cocaine-seeking and its underlying neurobiology (i.e., neuronal signaling in the prefrontal cortex). Following acquisition and 10 ...
Pighon Abdolnaser - - 2011
We hypothesized that the reduction in liver fat accumulation known to occur with exercise training in ovariectomized (Ovx) rats is associated with reduced expression of genes involved in lipogenesis while favoring the expression of transcription factors regulating lipid oxidation. We also tested the hypothesis that liver fat accumulation in Ovx ...
Zhang Feng - - 2010
Physical exercise has been shown to be beneficial in stroke patients and animal stroke models. However, the exact mechanisms underlying this effect are not yet very clear. The present study investigated whether pre-ischemic treadmill training could induce brain ischemic tolerance (BIT) by inhibiting the excessive glutamate release and event-related kinase ...
Ben Juliana - - 2010
Since previous studies have shown that ovariectomy impairs memory and cognition, we investigated whether physical exercise would affect ovariectomy-induced memory deficits in inhibitory avoidance and Morris water maze tasks. Female adult Wistar rats were assigned to one of the following groups: sham (submitted to surgery without removal of the ovaries), ...
de Oliveira Mônica Sílvia Rodrigues - - 2010
Exercise stimulates the release of beta-endorphin and other endogenous opioid peptides that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood, perception of pain and also performance. Although the vast majority of literature data support the role of physical exercise in increasing beta-endorphin levels, indirect measures such as increased endorphin ...
Gomes da Silva Sérgio - - 2010
Accumulating evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays an essential role in the development and maturation of the central nervous system. Studies also have demonstrated that neural systems that regulate behavioral responses can be influenced by exercise during development. Exercise and endogenous cannabinoid activity have independently been shown to regulate ...
Hagio Masahito - - 2010
According to epidemiologic studies, a negative correlation exists between exercise amount and subsequent cancer development risk in the large intestine. The proportion of secondary bile acids (SBA) in the large intestine is related to subsequent risk for colorectal carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ...
Thanos Panayotis K PK Laboratory of Neuroimaging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States. - - 2010
Chronic physical activity (exercise) may be beneficial in the prevention of substance use disorders; however, the extent to which physical activity can interfere with the reinforcing effects of drugs during the adolescent period, which is one of great vulnerability for drug experimentation, has not been fully evaluated. Here, we assess ...
Chung Jin-Young - - 2010
Activation of the trkA pathway has been widely accepted as a crucial factor for neuronal survival during cerebral ischemia. Findings from earlier studies have suggested that exercise changed neurotrophic factors and trk family in an ischemic rat model. In this study, we investigated the question of whether or not treadmill ...
Maniam Jayanthi - - 2010
Childhood trauma induced by adverse early life experience is associated with increased risk of psychological disorders in adulthood. Disruption of normal development has been shown to affect hippocampal morphology and function, influencing adaptations to stress. Here we investigated whether palatable food and/or exercise would ameliorate the behavioural responses following early ...
Faraone-Mennella M R - - 2010
Given the high sensitivity of the male reproductive system to oxidative stress and to temperature changes, the amount of germ cell apoptosis and the activation of the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation system (a very sensitive index of genotoxic stress) were evaluated in the testicular tissue of adult rats which underwent a 10-wk treadmill ...
Brisby Helena - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Using a running rat model, the effects of physical exercise on cellular function and intervertebral disc (IVD) extracellular matrix were studied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether 3-weeks treadmill running exercise can stimulate matrix production and cellular proliferation of the IVD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Appropriate physical exercise plays an ...
Oliveira Camila Aparecida Machado de - - 2010
To evaluate the effect of acute exercise and exercise training at the anaerobic threshold (AT) intensity on aerobic conditioning and insulin secretion by pancreatic islets, adult male Wistar rats were submitted to the lactate minimum test (LMT) for AT determination. Half of the animals were submitted to swimming exercise training ...
Huang Tung-Yi - - 2010
We have established a depression-like behavioral animal model through maternal deprivation in rats during early life. By using this model, the curative effects of exercise training and desipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, on the improvement of depression-like behavior in rats were compared. Four-week-old male maternal deprivation (MDP) or normal rats were ...
Fathi Rozita - - 2010
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of exercise training and feeding status on plasma and tissue acyl ghrelin concentrations. Thirty-two, eight-week-old male Wistar rats (185±5g) were randomly assigned to one of four groups: high intensity (HI: 34 m/min ~80-85% VO(2)max), moderate intensity (MI: 28 m/min ~70-75% VO(2)max), low ...
Tsuchimochi Hirotsugu - - 2010
Recently, opioid receptors have been shown to be expressed on group III and IV afferents, which comprise the sensory arm of the exercise pressor reflex. Although the stimulation of opioid receptors in the central nervous system has been shown to attenuate the exercise pressor reflex, the effect on the reflex ...
Pighon A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a training state protects against the metabolically deleterious effects of ovariectomy on liver and adipocyte fat accumulation in rats. DESIGN: Female rats were randomly assigned to each group (n = 8 rats/group). The animals were first either exercise-trained (Tr) for 6 weeks or kept sedentary (Sed) ...
Toscano-Silva Michelle - - 2010
Alterations in the function and organization of synapses have been proposed to induce learning and memory. Previous studies have demonstrated that mossy fiber induced by overtraining in a spatial learning task can be related with spatial long-term memory formation. In this work we analyzed whether physical exercise could induce mossy ...
Cui Sen - - 2010
1. Exercise training attenuates circulatory shock due to haemorrhage, endotoxin or heatstroke. However, it remains unknown whether exercise training attenuates anaphylactic shock. Hepatic venoconstriction is involved in rat anaphylactic hypotension. In the present study, we determined the effects of exercise training on both anaphylaxis-induced segmental venoconstriction in rat perfused livers ...
Kuo Terry B J - - 2010
The effects of aging on the electroencephalogram (EEG) power spectra of 8- and 60-week-old Wistar-Kyoto rats were examined during the waking baseline and treadmill exercise. Using continuous and simultaneous recordings of EEG and electromyogram signals, this study demonstrated that the alpha (10-13 Hz), theta (6-10 Hz), and delta (0.5-4 Hz) ...
Ogihara Cristiana A - - 2010
Inhibition of the commissural nucleus of the solitary tract (commNTS) induces a fall in sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), which suggests that this subnucleus of the NTS is a source of sympathoexcitation. Exercise training reduces sympathetic activity and arterial pressure. The purpose of the ...
Campbell Jonathan E - - 2010
We determined the effects of voluntary wheel running on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and the peripheral determinants of glucocorticoids action, in male Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats. Six-week-old euglycemic ZDF rats were divided into Basal, Sedentary, and Exercise groups (n = 8-9 per group). Basal animals were immediately killed, whereas ...
Damirchi A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of exercise training on visceral fat and adiponectin levels in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHOD: Female Wistar rats were divided into OVX (n = 20) and sham-operated control (SHAM; n = 8) groups. OVX rats were subdivided into a ...
da Rocha Ricardo Fagundes - - 2010
Exercise training has been used for treatment/prevention of many cardiovascular diseases, but the mechanisms need to be clarified. Thus, our aim was to compare oxidative stress parameters between rats submitted to a swimming training and sedentary rats (control). Twelve male rats were divided into two groups: control and exercise training. ...
Zou Jun - - 2010
This study examined the effects of exercise on behavior and peripheral blood leukocyte apoptosis in a rat model of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Thirty-six healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally randomized into 3 groups: the control group, CFS model group and the exercise group in terms of body weight. A ...
Chapados Natalie Ann - - 2010
The purpose of the study was: (1) to determine the effects of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibition on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in liver, and (2) to determine if this response is altered in exercise-trained rats. Female Sprague-Dawley rats (6 weeks) fed either a standard (SD) or a high-saturated ...
Sayed A - - 2010
This study aimed to compare arteriogenesis after femoral artery occlusion as influenced by exercise or arteriovenous shunt and follow changes in collateral transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 4 (Trpv4). A prospective, controlled study wherein rats were subjected to femoral artery ligation (FAL), or FAL+arteriovenous shunt. Collateral Trpv4 ...
Pauli José R - - 2010
The insulin resistance associated with aging is improved by exercise, but the molecular mechanisms of this improvement are not fully understood. We investigated whether the improvement in insulin action, associated with acute exercise in old rats is dependent on the modulation of pIRS-1Ser307, JNK, IkBalpha and PTP-1B. Aging rats were ...
Gomez-Pinilla F F Department of Physiological Science, University of California Los Angeles, 621 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. - - 2010
Given the robust influence of diet and exercise on brain plasticity and disease, we conducted studies to determine their effects on molecular systems important for control of brain homeostasis. Studies were centered on a battery of proteins implicated in metabolic homeostasis that have the potential to modulate brain plasticity and ...
Hao Like - - 2010
To explore the mechanism(s) of exercise training on ovariectomized (OVX)-induced liver lipid disorder, we observed effects of treadmill training on liver fat accumulation and ER alpha expression in intact and ovariectomized rats. Sixty female rats were randomly assigned to six groups: Sham sedentary (S-S), Sham exercised (S-EX), ovariectomized sedentary (O-S), ...
Mabandla Musa Vuyisile MV Department of Human Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa. - - 2010
Maternal separation has been associated with development of anxiety-like behaviour and learning impairments in adult rats. This has been linked to changes in brain morphology observed after exposure to high levels of circulating glucocorticoids during the stress-hyporesponsive period (P4-P14). In the present study, adult rats that had been subjected to ...
Gil-Mohapel Joana - - 2010
Although it is accepted that new neurons continue to be generated in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) throughout adulthood, it has recently become apparent that this process is not homogeneous, and that a small region of the DG lacks neurogenesis. Here, we show that the relative area of this neurogenesis ...
Hwang In Koo - - 2010
Cyclooxygenase (COX) is a rate-limiting enzyme in synthesis of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid. In this study, we observed the effects of a physical exercise on COX-2 immunoreactivity in the hippocampus using immunohistochemistry in rats. In addition, we examined effects of administration of a COX-2 inhibitor, celecoxib, on neuroblast differentiation. At ...
Chies Agnaldo Bruno - - 2010
Training in rats adapts the portal vein to respond vigorously to sympathetic stimuli even when the animal is re-exposed to exercise. Moreover, changes in the exercise-induced effects of angiotensin II, a potent venoconstrictor agonist, in venous beds remain to be investigated. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the effects ...
Galdino Giovane S - - 2010
AIMS: Physical exercise is responsible for increasing the nociceptive threshold. The present study aimed to investigate the involvement of the nitric oxide/(C)GMP/K(ATP) pathway in antinociception induced by acute aerobic exercise (AAc) in rats. MAIN METHODS: Wistar rats performed exercise in a rodent treadmill, according to an AAc protocol. The nociceptive ...
Yang Ai-Lun - - 2010
Limited information is available concerning the effects of aerobic exercise on vasorelaxation in hypertension. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a single bout of aerobic exercise on insulin- and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)-induced vasorelaxation in hypertensive rats. Four-month-old spontaneously hypertensive rats were randomly divided into ...
Habitante Carlos A - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of exercise training on the metabolism of rats following the partial removal of fat pads. Three-month-old male Wistar rats were subjected to the partial removal (L) of retroperitoneal white adipose tissue (RET) and epididymal white adipose tissue (EPI), or a ...
Matiello Renata - - 2010
The beneficial actions of exercise training on lipid, glucose and energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity appear to be in part mediated by PGC-1alpha. Previous studies have shown that spontaneously exercised rats show at rest enhanced responsiveness to exogenous insulin, lower plasma insulin levels and increased skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity. This ...
Guo Qi - - 2010
Physical fitness is closely related to cardiovascular health. We examined the effects of estradiol, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, exercise training, and their combination on exercise capacity as well as skeletal muscle fiber type and capillarity in old female rats. Twelve-month-old female Wistar-Kyoto rats were allocated to six groups: control (C), treatment ...
Lira Fábio S - - 2010
Cytokines (IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α) are increased after exhaustive exercise in the rat retroperitoneal (RPAT) and mesenteric adipose tissue (MEAT) pads. On the other hand, these cytokines show decreased expression in these depots in response to a chronic exercise protocol. However, the effect of exercise with overload combined with a ...
Shefer Gabi - - 2010
Muscle regeneration depends on satellite cells, myogenic stem cells that reside on the myofiber surface. Reduced numbers and/or decreased myogenic aptitude of these cells may impede proper maintenance and contribute to the age-associated decline in muscle mass and repair capacity. Endurance exercise was shown to improve muscle performance; however, the ...
Ghanbari-Niaki Abbass - - 2010
Ghrelin and obestatin are orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides, respectively, that are secreted from the stomach mucosa into the circulation. These peptides have opposing actions on food intake, weight gain, and adiposity. It is thought that ghrelin is sensitive to a negative energy environment and also plays a considerable role in ...
Lima-Cabello Elena - - 2010
This study aimed to investigate the effect of eccentric exercise on the expression of the different nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms in rat deep vastus lateralis muscle. Twenty-four rats were allocated to four experimental groups: rested control group, acutely exercised group after an intermittent downhill protocol for 90 min, acutely ...
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