Effects of time of day and acute resistance exercise on platelet activation and function
ABSTRACT The present study was designed to ascertain the interaction between time of day and resistance exercise on platelet activation and function. Ten healthy male subjects (age, 29.3 +/- 4.5 yr) undertook identical bouts of resistance exercise on two separate occasions. Tests were randomised and performed at two different time of day (08:00 and 20:00 h). Subjects performed 3 sets of 7 repetitions of six exercises at 80% of 1RM, which was followed by 30 min recovery. Beta-thromboglobulin (B-TG) and platelet indices were measured at rest, post-exercise and at the completion of recovery. Platelet aggregation was determined in platelet rich plasma using collagen and three different concentrations of adenosine-5'-diphosphate. Platelet aggregations induced by different aggregating agents at rest were significantly higher in the morning (p < 0.05). Although platelet aggregations induced by collagen and ADP did not change in response to resistance exercise, significant differences between the results in the morning and evening trials were observed (p < 0.01). These differences emulated the differences observed at rest. A significant (P < 0.05) increase in B-TG was found following exercise with no difference between morning and evening trials. It was concluded that resistance exercise induces significant changes in platelet activation, irrespective of time of day, as assessed by beta-thromboglobulin.
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ABSTRACT: Physical inactivity is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is strongly associated with changes in arterial structure. Regular physical activity and exercise contributes to the prevention of coronary artery disease. Therefore, cardiovascular and resistance training improve hemostatic parameters and promote a less thrombotic blood profile. This review highlights the studies, mechanisms, and outcomes relating to the effectiveness of resistance training on the process of hemostasis. The Pubmed, Scopus, Medline, Scielo, Lilacs, Ibecs, and Cochrane databases were used to locate the original articles. Seventeen studies were found during the research process. Of these, ten articles were excluded. Those protocols using a high volume of training for young adults showed a greater fibrinolytic response, and training protocols with intensities above 80% of 1 maximum repetition showed an increased platelet activity. In subjects with coronary artery disease, just one session of resistance training resulted in improvement in the fibrinolytic system (tissue plasminogen activator) without raising potential thrombotic markers.International Journal of General Medicine 03/2012; 5:249-54. DOI:10.2147/IJGM.S29197
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ABSTRACT: Fibrinogen constitutes an important plasma glycoprotein involved in hemostasis and in inflammation. Previously, we have shown that at physiological concentrations, soluble fibrinogen is able to modulate the pattern of neutrophil activation. This led us to propose that under these conditions, fibrinogen could as well interfere with the adhesive behaviour of circulating neutrophils which is of utmost importance in their recruitment to the vascular wall during inflammatory processes. To address our working hypothesis, in vitro adhesion assays were here performed in a flow chamber by using primary cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and neutrophils isolated from peripheral venous blood of healthy human donors. In the presence of a physiological concentration of soluble fibrinogen (300 mg/dL), we observed that despite the number of neutrophils rolling on an activated endothelium was not affected, their rolling velocity was increased in comparison to that of non-activated neutrophils. Consequently as expected, the number of fibrinogen-treated neutrophils adhering to activated HUVEC monolayers was significantly diminished. Overall, we have here demonstrated that at least in vitro, soluble fibrinogen under physiological concentrations is able to modulate the interaction of neutrophils with the vascular endothelium. In vivo studies will enable us in the future to study the physiological relevance of these findings and further to understand the mechanisms underlying this function.Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation 12/2012; 56(1). DOI:10.3233/CH-121662 · 2.22 Impact Factor