Short photoperiod influences energy intake and serum leptin level in Brandt’s voles (Microtus brandtii)

  title={Short photoperiod influences energy intake and serum leptin level in Brandt’s voles (Microtus brandtii)},
  author={Zhijun Zhao and Dehua Wang},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
Photoperiodic regulation in energy intake, thermogenesis and body mass in root voles (Microtus oeconomus).
Effects of photoperiod history on body mass and energy metabolism in Brandt's voles (Lasiopodomys brandtii)
It is suggested that post weaning development in terms of body mass and thermogenesis is predominantly influenced by the postweaning photoperiod, while the preweaningPhotoperiod experience could chronically modify thermogenesis but not body mass.
Effects of diet quality on energy budgets and thermogenesis in Brandt's voles.
  • Zhijun Zhao, Dehua Wang
  • Medicine
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
  • 2007
Photoperiod induced obesity in the Brandt's vole (Lasiopodomys brandtii): a model of ‘healthy obesity’?
Obesity induced by long-day photoperiod in voles is not accompanied by impaired glucose tolerance or insulin sensitivity and might be a useful model of ‘healthy obesity’.
Seasonal Changes of Body Mass and Energy Budget in Striped Hamsters: The Role of Leptin
It is suggested that leptin plays an important role in the seasonal regulation of thermogenic capacity and body composition in striped hamsters and may be involved in increasing maximal thermogenesis in the cold rather than acting as a starvation signal to increase energy intake.
Diet-induced obesity in the short-day-lean Brandt's vole
Effects of photoperiod on body mass,organ masses and energy metabolism in Chinese bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis)
Photoperiod had significant effect on body mass, central organ mass, BMR, digestibility, as well as central organ masses and energy budget in Chinese bulbul, consistent with "the hypothesis of central restriction".
The role of dietary fiber content on energy metabolism, thermogenesis, and leptin in Chevrier’s field mouse (Apodemus chevrieri)
Nonshivering thermogenesis decreased in HF mice, whereas LF mice remained stable; no significant differences were detected in the basal metabolic rate, uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) content in brown adipose tissue (BAT), or the levels of serum tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxi...
Effects of food restriction on body mass, energy metabolism and thermogenesis in a tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri)
Results indicate that tree shrews, known for their relatively high metabolic rates, are sensitive to periods of FR, which supports the metabolic switch hypothesis and is consistent with the prediction that small mammals with food hoarding behaviors, like tree shrewS, may have a lower tolerance for food shortages than non-hoarding species.


Effect of photoperiod on body mass, food intake and body composition in the field vole, Microtus agrestis
The data indicate that the field vole may provide an attractive novel animal model for investigation of the regulation of body mass and energy homeostasis at both organism and molecular levels.
Regulation of body weight and thermogenesis in seasonally acclimatized Brandt's voles (Microtus brandti)
Photoperiodic regulation of body mass and fat reserves in the meadow vole
Short photoperiod enhances thermogenic capacity in Brandt's voles
Modulation of leptin sensitivity by short photoperiod acclimation in the Djungarian hamster, Phodopus sungorus
Treatment with mouse recombinant leptin during ad libitum refeeding inhibited the recovery of body mass and blunted the increase of food intake observed in controls, indicating that the sliding set-point utilizes leptin as a signal for the adjustment of the appropriate body mass level.
Effects of cold acclimation on body weight, serum leptin level, energy metabolism and thermogenesis in the Mongolian gerbil Meriones unguiculatus
The results suggested that Mongolian gerbils enhanced thermogenic capacity and increased their maintenance cost during cold acclimation, thus could cause the increase in energy intake.
Effects of energy expenditure and Ucp1 on photoperiod-induced weight gain in collard lemmings.
The results of this study indicate that the increase in body mass that occurs when collared lemmings are exposed to a short photoperiod may be primarily fueled by a decrease in REE and is correlated with a decreases in Ucp1 mRNA levels.
It is indicated that Brandt's voles meet most of their energy demands for lactation by increasing food intake but also supplement that energy by using body reserves even before food intake is maximized.
Gonadal and photoperiodic influences on body mass regulation in adult male and female prairie voles.
Two studies suggest that male and female prairie voles use photoperiodic information to time seasonal changes in body mass.
Photoperiod-induced changes in energy balance in gray mouse lemurs