Brown Fat: Thermogenic Effect during Arousal from Hibernation in the Bat

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Science  21 Jun 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3573, pp. 1333-1334
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3573.1333


In the bat Eptesicus fuscus the temperature of brown fat exceeded that of other tissues by about 3°C during the late stages of arousal from hibernation. Heat production seems to be a major function of brown fat in the hibernating mammal.

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