Characterization of norepinephrine-stimulated protein synthesis in rat brown adipocytes.


Rat brown adipocytes were incubated for 24 h with or without norepinephrine (NE) in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium with albumin, calf serum, and antibiotics. Brown fat cells were viable as defined by unchanged cell morphology, ATP content, or basal and NE-stimulated respiration. However, a 24-h exposure to NE led to a decline in NE-stimulated… (More)