Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Temperature (Austin). 2014 Jul 17;1(2):92-3. doi: 10.4161/temp.29972. eCollection 2014 Jul-Sep.

Transitioning between entry and exit from mammalian torpor: The involvement of signal transduction pathways.

Author information

1
Institute of Biochemistry; Department of Biology; Carleton University; Ottawa, ON Canada.

Abstract

Signal transduction pathways transmit information received at the cell surface to intracellular targets which direct a response. We highlight the involvement of signaling pathways in mediating transitions between mammalian torpor and euthermia and suggest these promote survival under stressors (e.g., hypothermia, ischemia-reperfusion) that would otherwise cause damage in nonhibernators.

KEYWORDS:

arousal; entrance; mammalian hibernation; signal transduction; stress response

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Taylor & Francis Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center