The effect of 14 weeks aerobic exercise on resveratrol supplementation on protein UCP-1, SIRT1, PGC-1α in liver tissue, subcutaneous and visceral fat tissue in male wistar rats

Document Type : Research Paper


1 .PhD Student of Sport Biochemistry and Metabolism, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch

2 Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of resveratrol supplementation and Aerobic training on protein levels of SIRT-1, PGC-1α and UCP-1 liver tissue and abdominal & inguinal subcutaneous adipose tissue in adult male Wistar rats. In this study, 28 male rat (w=260+10gr, 8 weeks) divided into 4 (n=8) groups: control (C), aerobic training (T), complement-training (T-R) and supplements (S) randomly. Training groups exercised for 14 weeks (5 sessions a week, each session 45 minutes on a treadmill. ELISA (sandwich double) was used to measure tissue proteins UCP-1, SIRT1, PGC-1α. ANOVA test used for data analysis and statistical significance (p≤0.05) were considered. SIRT1 and PGC-1α protein was observed changes in liver tissue and subcutaneous / visceral white adipose tissue, respectively (P≤0.05) and (P≤0.001). Increased protein UCP-1 is also measured in tissues-workout supplement after supplement in combination with aerobic activity (P≤0.001). According to our results, are likely to impact more powerful, resveratrol supplementation with aerobic physical activity increases the amount of UCP-1, SIRT1, PGC-1α tissue to separate than from physical activity or resveratrol supplements, And is likely to Improved liver function and change subcutaneous white adipose tissue to beige or intermediate phenotype.


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