Transitioning between entry and exit from mammalian torpor: The involvement of signal transduction pathways
Temperature , Volume 1 - Issue 2 p. 92- 93
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.
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Tessier, S.N. (Shannon N), & Storey, K. (2014). Transitioning between entry and exit from mammalian torpor: The involvement of signal transduction pathways. Temperature, 1(2), 92–93. doi:10.4161/temp.29972