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Strategies in Cold: Natural Torpidity and Thermogenesis is a collection of review papers presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Mammalian Hibernation, held at Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, Canada on October 3-8, 1977. The book is organized into four sections encompassing 20 chapters that cover the advances made since the 1971 symposium in the areas of molecular, biochemical, and cellular adaptations of natural torpidity and the role of the central nervous system in regulation of natural torpidity. The opening section discusses the possible ways of generating circannual cycle in constant condition and the historical progress in understanding the mechanism of shallow, daily torpor and its distribution in various families predominantly from the marsupial, insectivore, and rodent orders. The application of simple economic models to biological systems to illustrate the principles of torpor in non-mammalian organisms and temperature regulation is also described in this text. Section II examines the central nervous structures involved in thermoregulation in hibernators and compares these data with the results of corresponding experiments in non-hibernators. Topics on the influence of serotonergic pathways in the brain on hypothalamic hormonal factor release and the maintenance and regulation of hibernation through a parasympathetic response are discussed in this section. Section III deals with the cellular and biochemical adaptations in natural torpidity, with an emphasis on the metabolic and endocrine changes in hibernation. Section IV tackles postulated mechanisms for nonshivering thermogenesis and the neurohumoral factors regulating these mechanisms in mammals exposed to short-term as well as to prolonged periods of cold. A discussion on significance and possible central mechanisms of thermoregulatory threshold deviations in the course of thermal adaptation is also provided.
List of Participants
Session I Comparative Aspects of Natural Torpidity
Natural Torpidity, Problems, and Perspectives
Circannual Cycles in Hibernators
Shallow, Daily Torpor: A Thermoregulatory Adaptation
Energetic and Field Aspects of Mammalian Torpor: The Richardson's Ground Squirrel
The Economics of Temperature Regulation and Torpor in Nonmammalian Organisms
Session II Central Nervous System Regulation in Natural Torpidity
Neuronal Models of Temperature Regulation in Euthermic and Hibernating Mammals: An Alternate Model for Hibernation
Sleep and Hibernation: Electrophysiological and Thermoregulatory Homologies
Thermosensitivity of Preoptic Neurons and Hypothalamic Integrative Function in Hibernators and Nonhibernators
Time Sequence of Physiological Changes during Hibernation: The Significance of Serotonergic Pathways
Autonomic Regulation of Hibernation by Citellus and Eptesicus
Session III Cellular and Biochemical Adaptations in Natural Torpidity
Cold Tolerance of Mammalian Cells: Prevalence and Properties
Membrane Lipid Phase-Transitions: A Possible Biological Response to Hibernation?
Metabolic Economy at the Biochemical Level: The Hibernator
Aspects of Metabolic and Endocrine Changes in Hibernation
Hibernation Trigger Research Updated
Session IV Thermogenesis and Man in Cold
The Biochemical Mechanism of Thermogenesis in Brown Adipose Tissue
Biochemical Aspects of Nonshivering Thermogenesis
Neurohumoral Regulation of Nonshivering Thermogenesis in Mammals
Significance and Possible Central Mechanisms of Thermoregulatory Threshold Deviations in Thermal Adaptation
Adaptation of Man to Cold
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- © Academic Press 1978
- 1st January 1978
- Academic Press
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