Effect of exercise on complement activity.

  title={Effect of exercise on complement activity.},
  author={J Kelly Smith and Dennis Chi and G Krish and Stasia Reynolds and G Cambron},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  volume={65 4},
Complement measurements of C1, C1q, C2, C3, C4, C5; the anaphylatoxins, C3a, C4a, and C5a; and total hemolytic activity of the classical and alternative pathways were made in 26 experienced adult runners before and after shortterm aerobic exercise. The baseline results were compared with those of nonexercising age-matched controls. In most subjects tested, running resulted in nanogram increases in C3a and C4a with corresponding decreases in the hemolytic activity of C4 (C4H). Baseline values of… CONTINUE READING