Thermal preference behavior in preweaning genetically obese (ob/ob) and lean (+/?, +/+) mice.

Impaired nonshivering thermogenesis and lowered rectal temperatures (Tre) are hallmarks that appear early in the postnatal ontogeny of the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse. Adult obese mice compensate behaviorally for these impairments and do not defend their low Tres. We predicted that, because young mice primarily rely on behavior to ensure thermal… CONTINUE READING