Brown adipose tissue of rats with obesity-inducing ventromedial hypothalamic lesions.


Male and female Holtzman rats were made hyperphagic and obese with bilateral radiofrequency heat lesions of the ventromedial hypothalamic (VMH) area. When VMH rats were maintained at 28 degrees C, their brown adipose tissue (BAT) DNA, protein, and cytochrome oxidase contents were normal although more stored lipid was present, as judged from a threefold… (More)