Brown fat, thermogenesis and physiological birth in a marsupial

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Abstract

1. 1. Resting oxygen consumption corrected for body size, increased in young marsupials (Bennett's Wallaby) with body weights of 50-400 g. 2. 2. Up to 250 g body wt injections of noradrenaline caused either a fall or no change in metabolic rate, but above this age a significant rise was evoked. 3. 3. This age also corresponded to a rapid increase in growth rate and identification of active brown adipose tissue, assessed from electron microscopy and measurements of purine nucleotide binding to isolated mitochondria. © 1985.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-819
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume81
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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