Figure 4. Effects of resistance training on NLRP3 inflammasome expression and caspase-1/procaspase-1 ratio. Representative Western blots and densitometric quantification of NLRP3 (A), caspase-1 and procaspase-1 (B) in PBMCs in response to 8 weeks of resistance training for TG and the same period of normal daily routines for CG. Protein from PBMCs was separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, followed by immunoblotting. Equal loading of proteins is illustrated by β-actin bands. Values are means ± SEM.*p<0.05 vs. CG; #p<0.05 vs. Pre within a group.