Serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein accumulation decreases significantly after 12 weeks of running but not swimming and cycling training - A randomised controlled trial

Celik O. , Salci Y., Ak E., Kalaci A., Korkusuz F.

KNEE, vol.20, no.1, pp.19-25, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.knee.2012.06.001
  • Title of Journal : KNEE
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-25


Background: Acute effects of physical exercise on the deformational behaviour of articular cartilage and changes in cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) are definite. However, conclusive positive effects of fitness exercise on functional adaptation of articular cartilage have not been proved.