White adipose tissue composition in the free-ranging fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius; Primates), a tropical hibernator

@article{Fietz2002WhiteAT,
  title={White adipose tissue composition in the free-ranging fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius; Primates), a tropical hibernator},
  author={Joanna Fietz and Frieda Von Tataruch and Kathrin H. Dausmann and J{\"o}rg Ulrich Ganzhorn},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2002},
  volume={173},
  pages={1-10}
}
In temperate species, hibernation is enhanced by high levels of essential fatty acids in white adipose tissue. Essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by mammals, thus nutritional ecology should play a key role in physiological adaptations to hibernation. Tropical hibernators are exposed to different physiological demands than hibernators in temperate regions and are expected to be subject to different constraints. The aims of this study were to assess whether or not the tropical hibernator… CONTINUE READING

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