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Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 10;22(1):R17-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.046.

Thermoregulation: an orphan receptor finds its way in the cold.

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Department of Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA. sswoap@williams.edu

Abstract

The hypometabolic state of torpor is a widely utilized and well-orchestrated response to food shortage. A new study shows that the melatonin-related orphan receptor GPR50 plays an important function in metabolic regulation for entry into torpor.

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22240472
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.046
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