Effect of running exercise on proteoglycans and collagen content in the intervertebral disc of young dogs.
1993 (English)In: International Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0172-4622, Vol. 14, no 1, 48-51 p., 8440546Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Collagen and proteoglycans in the intervertebral disc (LI-II) of young beagle dogs (age 55 weeks) were analyzed following a 15 weeks' daily 20 km running training on a treadmill with 15 degree uphill inclination. In nucleus pulposus no statistically significant alterations were found in the content of proteoglycans or collagen. In annulus fibrosus the total tissue wet weight and total amount of collagen (hydroxyproline) increased by 34-36% in the runners as compared to age-matched, untrained controls. Since the total amount of proteoglycans did not increase, the annulus fibrosus became relatively depleted of proteoglycans, as indicated by the 27% reduction in uronic acid concentration, expressed either per wet weight or hydroxyproline. The average molecular size of the remaining nonaggregating proteoglycans was larger, and there was also a trend towards increased proportion of proteoglycans aggregating with hyaluronan. Most of the chondroitin sulfate side chains were 6-sulfated (65-66%). Running did not alter the sulfation or length of the chondroitin sulfate chains. The decreased proteoglycan/collagen ratio in annulus fibrosus may result in altered mechanical properties of the tissue and reflects its adaptation to enhanced motion and stress.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1993. Vol. 14, no 1, 48-51 p., 8440546
Intervertebral disc, proteoglycans, collagen, exercise, dog
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research subject Biochemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108502DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021145PubMedID: 8440546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-108502DiVA: diva2:853235