publication . Other literature type . Article . 1995

Role of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis in Control of Thermoregulatory Feeding in Rats: A New Hypothesis That Links Thermostatic and Glucostatic Hypotheses for Control of Food Intake

Jean Himms-Hagen;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1995
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
The hypothesis proposed in this review provides a novel view of both the control of feeding and the function of brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis. It takes into account the episodic nature of feeding in rats allowed free access to food and the necessity for episodic events in the controlling systems which govern initiation and termination of feeding. A feeding episode is proposed to occur during an episode of increased sympathetic nervous system activity that stimulates BAT thermogenesis and increases body temperature. Two different aspects of stimulated BAT metabolism, namely increased uptake of glucose and increased heat production, evoke initiation and...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Shivering, medicine.symptom, Biology, Stimulation, Meal, Brown adipose tissue, medicine.anatomical_structure, Endocrinology, Hypothalamus, Thermogenesis, Stimulus (physiology), Sympathetic nervous system
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