The article discusses the importance of avian skeletal muscle as a source for heat generation by means of both shivering and non-shivering. Non-shivering thermogenesis in birds is still a polemic issue. Recent evidence at the molecular/cellular level indicates, however, that this type of heat generation may also exist among birds. The involvement of the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase in non-shivering thermogenesis is discussed in-depth.
Research Article| April 01 2001
Thermogenesis in Birds
José Eduardo P. W. Bicudo;
Cláudia R. Vianna;
Biosci Rep (2001) 21 (2): 181–188.
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José Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, Cláudia R. Vianna, José Guilherme Chaui-Berlinck; Thermogenesis in Birds. Biosci Rep 1 April 2001; 21 (2): 181–188. doi: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1013648208428
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