Increased contribution of brown adipose tissue to nonshivering thermogenesis in the Djungarian hamster during cold-adaptation

@article{Rafael1985IncreasedCO,
  title={Increased contribution of brown adipose tissue to nonshivering thermogenesis in the Djungarian hamster during cold-adaptation},
  author={Johannes Rafael and Pavel Vsiansky and Gerhard Heldmaier},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={1985},
  volume={155},
  pages={717-722}
}
The effect of cold-adaptation was investigated on the brown adipose tissue of Djungarian hamsters. Animals maintained at 23°C and 16 hours light per day (controls) were exposed to 5°C. The wet weight of the total brown fat is reduced by some 40% within 4 days of coldexposure, as a result of extensive triacylglycerol depletion of the tissue with no reduction in DNA; the tissue mass remains constant unde persistent cold influence. The total amount of tissue mitochondria is doubled by 24 h and… CONTINUE READING

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