MSTN mRNA after varying exercise modalities in humans

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The aim of this study was to examine the effects of strength and endurance training on myostatin mRNA in the vastus lateralis muscle of healthy and physically active humans. 21 healthy and physically active sports students (static and dynamic knee extensor strength 33 ± 4.5 N/kgBW; 1 185 ± 170 W, respectively; maximum oxygen uptake 52.5 ± 8 ml/kgBW/min) were recruited and randomly assigned to a moderate endurance training group (n=7), a strength training group (n=7) and a control group (n=7). Muscle biopsies were taken from the vastus lateralis muscle 3-5 days before the start as well as at the end of the 12 weeks' training period. Exercise-specific functional improvements after moderate endurance training and strength training were measured for submaximal endurance and for static and dynamic strength of the knee extensor muscles. None of the myostatin mRNA values showed significant pre-post differences or group-specific differences. These results are in contrast to data with sedentary subjects, suggesting that myostatin is necessary for adaptations of skeletal muscle to exercise stress. We conclude that functional improvements after moderate endurance training and strength training can occur without alterations in myostatin mRNA in physically active humans.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftInternational journal of sports medicine
Jahrgang32
Heft9
Seiten (von - bis)683-687
Seitenumfang5
ISSN0172-4622
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PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.09.2011

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