Metabolic rate and membrane fatty acid composition in birds: a comparison between long-living parrots and short-living fowl

@article{Montgomery2011MetabolicRA,
  title={Metabolic rate and membrane fatty acid composition in birds: a comparison between long-living parrots and short-living fowl},
  author={Magdalene K. Montgomery and A. J. Hulbert and William A Buttemer},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2011},
  volume={182},
  pages={127-137}
}
Both basal metabolic rate (BMR) and maximum lifespan potential (MLSP) vary with body size in mammals and birds and it has been suggested that these are mediated through size-related variation in membrane fatty acid composition. Whereas the physical properties of membrane fatty acids affect the activity of membrane proteins and, indirectly, an animal’s BMR, it is the susceptibility of those fatty acids to peroxidation which influence MLSP. Although there is a correlation between body size and… CONTINUE READING
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