Somatostatin Agonist Pasireotide Promotes a Physiological State Resembling Short-Day Acclimation in the Photoperiodic Male Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus).

@article{Dumbell2015SomatostatinAP,
  title={Somatostatin Agonist Pasireotide Promotes a Physiological State Resembling Short-Day Acclimation in the Photoperiodic Male Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus).},
  author={Rebecca A Dumbell and Frank Scherbarth and Victoria Diedrich and Herbert A. Schmid and Stephan Steinlechner and Perry Barrett},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={
          588-99
        }
}
The timing of growth in seasonal mammals is inextricably linked to food availability. This is exemplified in the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus), which uses the annual cycle of photoperiod to optimally programme energy expenditure in anticipation of seasonal fluctuations in food resources. During the autumn, energy expenditure is progressively minimised by physiological adaptations, including a 30% reduction in body mass, comprising a reduction in both fat and lean tissues. However, the… CONTINUE READING
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