Effects of prolonged fasting on plasma cortisol and TH in postweaned northern elephant seal pups.

@article{Ortiz2001EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prolonged fasting on plasma cortisol and TH in postweaned northern elephant seal pups.},
  author={Rudy M Ortiz and Charles E. Wade and Charles L. Ortiz},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={280 3},
  pages={R790-5}
}
Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) pups rely on the oxidation of fat stores as their primary source of energy during their 8- to 12-wk postweaning fast; however, potential endocrine mechanisms involved with this increased fat metabolism have yet to be examined. Therefore, 15 pups were serially blood sampled in the field during the first 7 wk of their postweaning fast to examine the changes in plasma concentrations of cortisol and thyroid hormones (TH), which are involved in fat… CONTINUE READING
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