Influence of short- and long-term treadmill exercises on levels of ghrelin, obestatin and NPY in plasma and brain extraction of obese rats

Department of Sports Physiology, Sport Science College, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, 100084, China.
Endocrine (Impact Factor: 3.88). 03/2008; 33(1):77-83. DOI: 10.1007/s12020-008-9056-z
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This study aims to clarify the effects of exercise on levels of appetite regulatory hormones in plasma and hypothalamus of obese rats. Diet-induced obese rats undergo short- (40 min) and long-term (40 min, 5 days/week for 8 weeks) exercises. The rats ran at a speed of 20 m/min on a 5 degrees slope treadmill. Rats undergoing short-term exercise were divided into C, E0, E1, E3, E12, and E24. Rats undergoing long-term exercise (LE) were compared to long-term control (LC). Concentrations of ghrelin, obestatin, and neuropeptide Y (NPY) were measured using radio immuno-assay. Expression of ghrelin receptor (GHSR-1a), putative obestatin receptor (GPR-39), and NPY in the hypothalamus was measured by quantitative RT-PCR. After short-term exercise, the plasma concentrations of ghrelin and obestatin were not changed, but NPY decreased. Ghrelin and obestatin in the hypothalamus decreased, and recovered 12 until 24 h. NPY increased and recovered after 24 h. Expression of GHSR-1a and NPY was not changed and GPR-39 was not observed. In LE, these changes are different in plasma and hypothalamus. It would be concluded appetite and body weight of obese rats are decreased by exercise through reduced level of ghrelin in the hypothalamus. Obestatin seems to have no effect in exercise-induced change in appetite.

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    • "It should be noted that information concerning the effect of exercise training on skeletal muscle, particularly soleus muscle ghrelin concentrations , is lacking. However, in a study by Wang et al [28], a short-(acute) and long-term (8 weeks) treadmill exercise training regimen (20 m/min, 5 degrees of grade, and 40 minutes per session) reduced hypothalamic total ghrelin and obestatin in rats. In the present study, the level of total ghrelin was significantly lower in trained rat soleus muscle at the end of the 6-week treadmill exercise program (25 m/min, 60 minutes per session). "
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