Hepatic changes in the freeze-tolerant turtle Chrysemys picta marginata in response to freezing and thawing.

@article{Hemmings2000HepaticCI,
  title={Hepatic changes in the freeze-tolerant turtle Chrysemys picta marginata in response to freezing and thawing.},
  author={Susan Jean Hemmings and Kenneth B. Storey},
  journal={Cell biochemistry and function},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          175-86
        }
}
Select hepatic changes in the freeze-tolerant hatchling turtle, Chrysemys picta marginata, were studied in response to freezing at -2.5 degrees C and thawing. Upon freezing, a small, selective increase in the liver weight with no increase in body weight was seen suggestive of an hepatic capacitance response. In all turtles studies, lobular differences in the hepatic content of glycogen were evident: the smaller lobe contained twice as much glycogen as the larger lobe. The response to freezing… CONTINUE READING
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