Resistance training prevents muscle fibrosis and atrophy via down-regulation of C1q-induced Wnt signaling in senescent mice.

Increased complement component 1q (C1q) secretion with aging leads to muscle fibrosis and atrophy whereas resistance training attenuates circulating C1q levels. This study aimed to clarify whether resistance exercise-induced reduction of C1q secretion contributes to the inhibition of fibrosis and atrophy in aged muscles. Young (13-wk-old) and aged (38-wk… (More)