Global mRNA sequencing of human skeletal muscle: Search for novel exercise-regulated myokines
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionMolecular Metabolism. 2017, 6, 352-365 10.1016/j.molmet.2017.01.007
Objective: Skeletal muscle is an important secretory organ, producing and releasing numerous myokines, which may be involved in mediating beneficial health effects of physical activity. More than 100 myokines have been identified by different proteomics approaches, but these techniques may not detect all myokines. We used mRNA sequencing as an untargeted approach to study gene expression of secreted proteins in skeletal muscle upon acute as well as long-term exercise. Methods: Twenty-six middle-aged, sedentary men underwent combined endurance and strength training for 12 weeks. Skeletal muscle biopsies from m. vastus lateralis and blood samples were taken before and after an acute bicycle test, performed at baseline as well as after 12 weeks of training intervention. We identified transcripts encoding secretory proteins that were changed more than 1.5-fold in muscle after exercise. Secretory proteins were defined based on either curated UniProt annotations or predictions made by multiple bioinformatics methods.