Hypocaloric diet feeding reduced the mitochondrial protein content and whole tissue GDP-binding in interscapular brown adipose tissue from both virgin and lactating rats. A reduction in brown fat lipoprotein lipase activity was also detected in underfed virgin and lactating animals. These results indicate that lactation in the rat, even though it produces a reduction in brown fat activity, does not impair the capacity of the tissue to respond to a diminished caloric intake by lowering its activity further.
Rapid Communication| July 01 1986
Brown adipose tissue activity in hypocaloric-diet fed lactating rats
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Francesc Villarroya, Antonio Felipe, Teresa Mampel; Brown adipose tissue activity in hypocaloric-diet fed lactating rats. Biosci Rep 1 July 1986; 6 (7): 669–675. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01114762
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