Reversible metabolic depression in lamprey hepatocytes during prespawning migration: dynamics of mitochondrial membrane potential.

@article{Savina2011ReversibleMD,
  title={Reversible metabolic depression in lamprey hepatocytes during prespawning migration: dynamics of mitochondrial membrane potential.},
  author={Margarita V. Savina and Svetlana A. Konovalova and Irina S Zubatkina and Anatolii A Nikiforov},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={160 4},
  pages={194-200}
}
The lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis L.) is an extant representative of the ancient vertebrate group of Agnathans. During the prespawning migration (the river period of life from autumn until spring) lamprey hepatocytes exhibit widely different energy states: a high-energy state in autumn and spring, corresponding to a normal physiological standard, and a low-energy state in winter, which is provoked by prolonged starvation and profound metabolic arrest. In spring the restoration of energy status… CONTINUE READING