Impact Factor 3.394

The world's 3rd most-cited Physiology journal

Original Research ARTICLE Provisionally accepted The full-text will be published soon. Notify me

Front. Physiol. | doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01006

Anaerobic exercise-induced activation of antioxidant enzymes in the blood of women and men

  • 1Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland
  • 2Department of Sports Medicine and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland
  • 3Department of Clinical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Motor Rehabilitation, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland
  • 4Ph.D. Studies, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland

Objective Physical exercise changes redox balance in the blood. The study aim is to determine gender-related differences in enzymatic antioxidant defence (superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase) in the early period following anaerobic exercise and 24 hours after its completion.
Methods Young, non-training participants (10 women and 10 men) performed a single anaerobic exercise, which was a 20-second maximal cycling sprint test. Blood was collected before beginning and after completing the anaerobic exercise i.e. after 3, 15, 30 and 60 minutes and after 24 hours. Lactate concentration, and the superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase activity were determined. The results were adjusted to the changes in plasma volume.
Results Anaerobic exercise induced a significant increase in lactate concentration similar among both sexes. Anaerobic exercise evokes identical changes in the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the blood plasma of women and men, which is dependent on anaerobic capacity. In the early phase of restitution, the activity of antioxidant enzymes decreases. 24 hours after anaerobic exercise, glutathione peroxidase activity in the blood plasma of women and men is higher than before the exercise.
Conclusions There are no gender-related differences in changes in plasma antioxidant activity after anaerobic exercise. Depending on the antioxidant enzyme, changes of activity differ in time after the end of the anaerobic exercise.

Keywords: anaerobic exercise, gender differences, Enzymatic antioxidants, Oxidative Stress, Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, Glutathione Peroxidase

Received: 05 May 2018; Accepted: 09 Jul 2018.

Edited by:

Vincent Pialoux, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France

Reviewed by:

Emiliano Cè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Raphael Faiss, Centre de recherche et d’expertise des sciences anti-dopage, Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland  

Copyright: © 2018 Wiecek, Szymura, Maciejczyk, Kantorowicz and Szygula. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: PhD. Magdalena Wiecek, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, al. Jana Pawła II 78, Krakow, 31-571, Poland, magdalena.wiecek@awf.krakow.pl