Invited review: molecular adaptations in mammalian hibernators: unique adaptations or generalized responses?

@article{Breukelen2002InvitedRM,
  title={Invited review: molecular adaptations in mammalian hibernators: unique adaptations or generalized responses?},
  author={Frank van Breukelen and Sandra L Martin},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={2640-7}
}
Hibernators are unique among mammals in their ability to attain, withstand, and reverse low body temperatures. Hibernators repeatedly cycle between body temperatures near zero during torpor and 37 degrees C during euthermy. How do these mammals maintain cardiac function, cell integrity, blood fluidity, and energetic balance during their prolonged periods at low body temperature and avoid damage when they rewarm? Hibernation is often considered an example of a unique adaptation for low… CONTINUE READING

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