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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.118, No.6, p.355-360, 2017

Title: Association between pentraxin 3 and growth differentiation factor-15 in adolescent male swimmers
Author: N. Karakuyu, M. Belviranli, N. Okudan

Abstract: BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate plasma pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) concentrations in adolescent male swimmers and compare any possible interactions with canonical biochemical parameters.
METHODS: Twenty-six adolescent male swimmers and 29 gender- and age-matched sedentary controls participated in this study. Fasting blood samples were taken from the participants. Biochemical values and plasma PTX3 and GDF-15 levels were measured.
RESULTS: Plasma PTX-3 levels were markedly higher in the adolescent male swimmers than in the sedentary controls (378.44 ± 173.93 vs 257.82 ± 103.20 pg mL–1, p = 0.002). There was no significant difference in GDF-15 levels between the two groups (186.12 ± 40.65 vs 203.60 ± 36.77 pg mL–1 in the swimmers and the sedentary, respectively, P = 0.068). Relationship between PTX3 and GDF-15 was linear.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study showing that adolescent male swimmers have higher PTX3 levels than sedentary controls and that there is a linear relationship between PTX3 and GDF-15 (Tab. 3, Fig. 2, Ref. 26).

Keywords: adolescent, exercise training, GDF-15, PTX3
Published online: 22-Jun-2017
Year: 2017, Volume: 118, Issue: 6 Page From: 355, Page To: 360
doi:10.4149/BLL_2017_067


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