Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Basic data and change of serum myokines after exercise testing in reference and SCI (pre-training) groups

From: Association of serum myokines and aerobic exercise training in patients with spinal cord injury: an observational study

   Reference (n = 16) SCI (n = 11) p valueb
Basic data Age (year) 44.7 ± 6.4 39.9 ± 7.1 0.093
Height (cm) 171.8 ± 4.6 169.7 ± 5.7 0.298
Weight (kg) 71.9 ± 9.9 72.0 ± 11.5 0.786,
BMI (kg/m2) 24.3 ± 2.4 25.0 ± 3.7 0.693
Resting myostatin (ng/ml) 6.1 ± 1.6 6.1 ± 1.8 0.980
IGF-1 (ng/ml) 223.4 ± 62.2 216.4 ± 49.5 0.805
follistatin (ng/ml) 1284.4 ± 809.0 1100.9 ± 354.7 0.587
Change of myokines Δmyostatin (ng/ml) 0.4 ± 1.6 0.3 ± 1.1 0.348
ΔIGF-1 (ng/ml) 40.6 ± 43.0a 2.1 ± 48.3 0.030
Δfollistatin (ng/ml) 59.4 ± 349.7 55.5 ± 498.4 0.657
Peak exercise HR (beat/min) 138.8 ± 13.8 117.4 ± 23.8 0.031
\( \overset{.}{\mathrm{V}}{\mathrm{O}}_2 \) (ml/min) 1454.5 ± 263.9 877.5 ± 426.2 0.012
\( \overset{.}{\mathrm{V}}{\mathrm{O}}_2 \) (ml/min/kg) 20.5 ± 4.0 12.3 ± 5.5 0.026
\( {\overset{.}{\mathrm{V}}}_{\mathrm{E}} \) (ml/min) 63912.5 ± 15181.1 32845.5 ± 15628.5 0.032
Work load (watt) 38.0 ± 31.0 80.0 ± 19.0 0.009
  1. Abbreviations: SCI spinal cord injury, BMI body mass index, IGF-1 insulin-like growth factor-1, HR heart rate, VO 2 oxygen uptake, V E minute ventilation
  2. a p < 0.05 by comparison between resting and peak exercise status by Wilcoxon matched pairs test
  3. bComparison between reference and SCI groups by Mann–Whitney test