Richard J. Kirk
Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Kirk, Richard J.; Madden, Leigh A.; Peart, Daniel J.; Aye, Myint M.; Atkin, Stephen L.; Vince, Rebecca V.
Dr Leigh Madden L.A.Madden@hull.ac.uk
Daniel J. Peart
Myint M. Aye
Stephen L. Atkin
Dr Rebecca Vince Rebecca.Vince@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Health Physiology
Purpose: Endothelial dysfunction is a known comorbidity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim was to assess if supervised, moderate intensity exercise could potentially impact markers of endothelial disruption; endothelial cell derived microparticles (EMP).
Methods: The current study investigated the effects of a supervised 8-week moderate intensity exercise programme on EMP in women with PCOS (n=11) and control women free from any known disease (n=10). EMP were enumerated via specific antibody (CD105, CD106) labelling and flow cytometry.
Results: CD105+MP significantly reduced in women with PCOS from pre to post exercise programme, with CD105+ MP reducing from 2114 CD105+ MP per µl platelet free plasma (PFP) to 424 CD105+ MP per µl PFP (p = 0.025). Control women showed no significant change in CD105+ MP (p = 0.25) after completing the same exercise programme. CD106+ MP showed no change in either PCOS (p = 0.95) or control groups (p = 0.99). No significant correlations existed with the changes in endothelial microparticles (EMP) compared to body composition changes as a result of exercise.
Conclusion: Supervised, moderate intensity exercise independent of substantial weight loss reduced circulating CD105+MP, likely reflecting an improvement in endothelial function in women with PCOS compared to healthy control women. Additionally, EMP may be a useful marker for physical improvement in exercise programmes for clinical populations.
Kirk, R. J., Madden, L. A., Peart, D. J., Aye, M. M., Atkin, S. L., & Vince, R. V. (2019). Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10(MAR), https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00200
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 11, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 1, 2019|
|Publication Date||Mar 29, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Mar 26, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 30, 2019|
|Journal||Frontiers in Endocrinology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Polycystic ovary syndrome; Endothelial microparticles (EMPs); Exercise; Endothelial function; Obesity|
2018 Richard Kirk EMP PCOS REV1
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