Searching for signatures of cold adaptations in modern and archaic humans: hints from the brown adipose tissue genes

@article{Sazzini2014SearchingFS,
  title={Searching for signatures of cold adaptations in modern and archaic humans: hints from the brown adipose tissue genes},
  author={Marco Sazzini and Gipi Schiavo and Sara De Fanti and Pier Luigi Martelli and Rita Casadio and Donata Luiselli},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2014},
  volume={113},
  pages={259-267}
}
Adaptation to low temperatures has been reasonably developed in the human species during the colonization of the Eurasian landmass subsequent to Out of Africa migrations of anatomically modern humans. In addition to morphological and cultural changes, also metabolic ones are supposed to have favored human isolation from cold and body heat production and this can be hypothesized also for most Neandertal and at least for some Denisovan populations, which lived in geographical areas that strongly… 
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