Transcriptomic and Proteomic Response of Skeletal Muscle to Swimming-Induced Exercise in Fish

  • Josep V. PlanasEmail author
  • Miguel Martín-Pérez
  • Leonardo J. Magnoni
  • Josefina Blasco
  • Antoni Ibarz
  • Jaume Fernandez-Borras
  • Arjan P. Palstra


The “Omics” revolution has brought along the possibility to dissect complex physiological processes, such as exercise, at the gene (genomics), mRNA (transcriptomics), protein (proteomics), metabolite (metabolomics), and other levels with unprecedented detail. To date, a few studies in mammals, including humans, have approached this issue by investigating the effects of exercise on the transcriptome as well as on the proteome of skeletal muscle. In fish, however, despite the successful development and application of transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to study various physiological and pathological conditions over the last decade, no information is available on the application of transcriptomic or proteomic techniques to the study of the molecular effects of swimming-induced activity on skeletal muscle. Therefore, the aim of this chapter is to review recent data on the transcriptomic and proteomic response of white and red skeletal muscle to sustained swimming in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), two economically important species.


Skeletal Muscle Rainbow Trout White Muscle Fumarate Hydratase White Fiber 
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The work from our laboratories described in this chapter was supported by grants from the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN), Spain, to J.V.P. (CSD2007-0002 and AGL2009-07006) and to J.B. and J.F.-B. (AGL2009-12427). L.J.M. was supported by a FP7-PIIF-2009 fellowship (Marie Curie Action) from the European Commission (GLUCOSE USE IN FISH) with Grant Agreement number 235581. A.P.P was supported by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship from the European Commission (REPRO-SWIM) with Grant Agreement number 219971. M.M.-P. was supported by a FI fellowship from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain. Current address for A.P.P. is: Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES). Wageningen Aquaculture, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Korringaweg 5, 4401 NT Yerseke, The Netherlands. Wageningen Aquaculture is a consortium of IMARES (Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies) and AFI (Aquaculture and Fisheries Group, Wageningen University), both part of Wageningen University & Research Centre (WUR).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep V. Planas
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Miguel Martín-Pérez
    • 1
  • Leonardo J. Magnoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Josefina Blasco
    • 1
  • Antoni Ibarz
    • 1
  • Jaume Fernandez-Borras
    • 1
  • Arjan P. Palstra
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Departament de Fisiologia i Immunologia, Facultat de Biologia Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB)BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), Wageningen Aquaculture, Wageningen URNT YersekeThe Netherlands

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