By S. H. Wright (auth.)
Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology presents entire, built-in stories giving sound, severe, and provocative summaries of our current wisdom in environmental and comparative body structure, from the molecular to the organismic point. the sphere has now received the foreign prestige it merits and the association of a chain dedicated to it's very well timed in view of its real speedy improvement. Biologists, physiologists, and biochemists, independently in their simple medical orientation, will locate this new sequence of significant interest.
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Taken together, these observations suggest that the seasonal differences in the thermotropic behavior of some mitochondrial membrane functions are independent of the photoperiod and ambient temperature at which the animals are kept and the level of body temperature that prevails prior to sampling. Further, these changes are also independent of dietary conditions since standard laboratory chows are used for all animals. It is likely that these changes are related to the endogenous circannual rhythm for hibernation, although how they are initiated is unknown.
The success of this maneuver inspite of the shortness in duration of dialysis in the cold indicates high mobility and easy diffusibility of the HIT into the dialysis medium. In contrast, the starting materials used by Oeltgen (Oeltgen and Spurrier 1981) for biochemical isolation are those larger than 5000 mol. wt. since any substances less than 5000 are disgarded in their dialysis pretreatment prior to purification. This means the small, easily diffusable bioactive substances used by Dawe and colleagues for induction of hibernation may not have been included in further processing in the studies of Oeltgen and colleagues.
Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology by S. H. Wright (auth.)