Effects of a combined aerobic and resistance exercise program on C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP-3) and CTRP-5 levels

Hae Yoon Choi, Ji Woo Park, Namseok Lee, Soon Young Hwang, Geum Ju Cho, Ho Cheol Hong, Hye Jin Yoo, Taek Geun Hwang, Seon Mi Kim, Sei Hyun Baik, Kyong Soo Park, Byung Soo Youn, Kyung Mook Choi

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Objective-To examine the effect of a combined exercise program on C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein (CTRP) 3 and CTRP-5 levels and novel adiponectin paralogs suggested to be links between metabolism and inflammation and to evaluate sex differences and association with cardiometabolic risk factors in humans with use of a newly developed ELISA. RESEARCH DESIGN ANDMETHODSdThis cross-sectional study explored the implications of CTRP-3 and CTRP-5 on cardiometabolic parameters in 453 nondiabetic Korean adults. In addition, we evaluated the impact of a 3-month combined exercise program on CTRP-3 and CTRP-5 levels in 76 obese women. The exercise program consisted of 45 min of aerobic exercise at an intensity of 60-75% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate (300 kcal/session) and 20 min of resistance training (100 kcal/session) five times per week. Results-Both CTRP-3 and CTRP-5 concentrations were significantly higher in women (P , 0.001) than in men (P = 0.030). In a multiple stepwise regression analysis, CTRP-3 levels were independently associated with age, sex, and triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, adiponectin, and retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels (R2 = 0.182). After 3 months of a combined exercise program, cardiometabolic risk factors, including components of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and RBP4 levels, decreased significantly. In particular, CTRP-3 levels decreased significantly (median [interquartile range] 444.3 [373.8-535.0] to 374.4 [297.2-435.9], P < 0.001), whereas CTRP-5 levels were slightly increased (34.1 [28.6-44.3] to 38.4 [29.8-55.1], P = 0.048). Conclusions-A 3-month combined exercise program significantly decreased CTRP-3 levels and modestly increased CTRP-5 levels in obese Korean women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3321-3327
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing


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