Accession Number : AD0654639

Title :   COLD INDUCED CHANGES IN FATTY ACIDS OF THE RAT AND HAMSTER.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for May 64-May 65,

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Darrell D. ; Platner,Wesley S.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Data are presented to show that cold acclimation induces an increase in the relative level of unsaturation in white adipose tissue of both the rat and the hamster. This elevated level of unsaturation is maintained during hibernation in the hamster. Brown adipose shows no increase in unsaturation under these same conditions. During the process of cold acclimation, a relatively higher level of unsaturation occurs in the liver of the hamster but not in that of the rat. Hibernation does not alter the level of saturation in the liver of the hamster. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BODY TEMPERATURE, *FATTY ACIDS), (*ACCLIMATIZATION, FATTY ACIDS), LIPIDS, METABOLISM, HIBERNATION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), HEAT PRODUCTION(BIOLOGY), LIVER, FATS, ADIPOSE TISSUE, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), RATS, HAMSTERS, COLD WEATHER TESTS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE