Central pathways controlling brown adipose tissue thermogenesis

Shaun F. Morrison

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Abstract

Heat production in brown adipose tissue contributes to cold defense, to stress-induced increases in body temperature, and to energy balance. Elucidating the functional organization of the central network controlling the sympathetic outflow to brown adipose tissue could provide a framework for understanding how dysregulation of thermogenesis contributes to hyperthermia and to obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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