Changes in Antioxidant Protein SP-22 of Chipmunk Carotid Bodies during the Hibernation Season
Hibernators survive repeated cycles of torpor and arousal during the hibernation season. During torpor, hibernating animals drastically reduce their heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, blood flow and oxygen consumption; however, during periodic arousal, this suppressed physiological state rapidly surges and returns to euthermy (Daan, 1991; Waßmer et al., 1997; Fukuhara et al., 2003; 2004).
KeywordsBrown Adipose Tissue Ground Squirrel Carotid Body Small Blood Vessel Torpor Bout
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