Figure 5. Effects of resistance training on BcL-2, Bcl-xL, and Bad expression and cleaved caspase-3. Representative Western blots and densitometric quantification of Bcl-2 (A), Bcl-xL (B), and Bad (C), Bad/Bcl-2 ratio (D) and cleaved caspase-3 (E) 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.