Metabolic rate depression in animals: transcriptional and translational controls

@article{Storey2004MetabolicRD,
  title={Metabolic rate depression in animals: transcriptional and translational controls},
  author={Kenneth B. Storey and Janet M Storey},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={79}
}
Metabolic rate depression is an important survival strategy for many animal species and a common element of hibernation, torpor, aestivation, anaerobiosis, diapause, and anhydrobiosis. Studies of the biochemical mechanisms that regulate reversible transitions to and from hypometabolic states are identifying principles of regulatory control that are conserved across phylogenetic lines and that are broadly applied to the control of multiple cell functions. One such mechanism is reversible protein… 
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