Adaptive response of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) to cold-acclimation Physiological changes and localization of avian UCP in skeletal muscle

The discovery of avian uncoupling protein (avUCP), a homologue of the highly thermogenic mammalian UCP1, in avian skeletal muscle may suggest a mechanism of nonshivering thermogenesis (NST) in birds. If avUCP generated heat by uncoupling respiration as does UCP1, however, active NST by this protein...

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Author: Brenda Czerwinski Shields
Degree Work Type: Thesis (M.S.)
Institution: Villanova University
Format: Degree Work
Language: English
Published: 2008
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