Ischaemia modified albumin in horses exercised at different intensities in treadmill

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Yonezawa, L. A. [UNESP]
Barbosa, T. S. [UNESP]
Watanabe, Marcos Jun [UNESP]
Marinho, C. l. [UNESP]
Knaut, J. l. [UNESP]
Michima, L. E. S.
Kohayagawa, A. [UNESP]
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Ischaemia modified albumin (IMA) is considered a biomarker of myocardial ischaemia in humans in contrast to other biomarkers released when cardiac necrosis occurs. Little is known about release conditions of IMA in exercise and this is the first report in equine species. For this purpose, ten clinically healthy untrained horses were submitted to a high intensity test (HIT) followed by a low intensity test (LIT) seven days later. Blood samples were taken before, during and immediately after exercise, and 15 min and 30 min thereafter. Serum IMA, lactate and albumin, and plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) were determined. There were no significant changes in IMA concentration in any of the exercise tests. There was also a negative correlation between IMA and albumin levels in both tests, and between IMA and lactate levels in LIT, suggesting possible assay interferences. It was concluded that HIT and LIT did not promote significant changes in IMA concentration in horses under these conditions.
Ischaemia biomarker, Equine, Exercise
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Comparative Exercise Physiology, p. 233 - 237, 2012.