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Kinesiology

2019

Iowa State University

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Epigenetic Changes In Skeletal Muscle: Does Resistance Exercise Protocol Make A Difference?, Jesslyn Hendrickson Jan 2019

Epigenetic Changes In Skeletal Muscle: Does Resistance Exercise Protocol Make A Difference?, Jesslyn Hendrickson

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Performing regular resistance exercise training has been found to improve an individual’s health, including improved metabolism and ability to perform maximal contractile force in skeletal muscle. Certain epigenetic changes are believed to provide a positive impact on individuals and resistance exercise is also known to cause epigenetic changes to occur, including DNA methylation, changes in mRNA expression, differential microRNA expression, and histone modifications. There is debate as to whether these changes are beneficial but with chronic exercise, these changes do appear to provide a benefit to the individual. All these changes play a role in gene expression and the ...