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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806499/hibernating-little-pocket-mice-show-few-seasonal-changes-in-bone-properties
#1
Noellyn Pineda, Marjorie Owen, Claire Tucker, Sam Wojda, Stanley Kitchen, Hal Black, Seth Donahue
Periods of disuse or physical inactivity increase bone porosity and decrease bone mineral density, resulting in a loss of bone mechanical competence in many animals. Although large hibernators like bears and marmots prevent bone loss during hibernation, despite long periods of physical inactivity, some small hibernators do lose bone during hibernation. Little pocket mice (Perognathus longimembris) remain underground during winter hibernation and undergo bouts of torpor and interbout arousals, but the torpor bout duration is shorter than other rodent hibernators...
August 14, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780752/regulation-of-smad-mediated-microrna-transcriptional-response-in-ground-squirrels-during-hibernation
#2
Cheng-Wei Wu, Kenneth B Storey
Mammalian hibernation is a state of dormancy that is used by some animals to survive through the unfavorable conditions of winter, and is characterized by coordinated suppression of basal metabolism that is supported by global inhibition of energy/ATP-consuming processes. In this study, we examine the regulation of the anti-proliferatory TGF-β/Smad transcription factor signaling pathway in the liver tissue of the hibernating 13-lined ground squirrel Ictidomys tridecemlineatus. The TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway is known to mediate cell cycle arrest through induction of cell cycle dependent kinase inhibitors, and more recently, has been shown to regulate a wide range of cellular processes via its control of microRNA biosynthesis...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770069/sociality-influences-thermoregulation-and-roost-switching-in-a-forest-bat-using-ephemeral-roosts
#3
Danilo Russo, Luca Cistrone, Ivana Budinski, Giulia Console, Martina Della Corte, Claudia Milighetti, Ivy Di Salvo, Valentina Nardone, R Mark Brigham, Leonardo Ancillotto
In summer, many temperate bat species use daytime torpor, but breeding females do so less to avoid interferences with reproduction. In forest-roosting bats, deep tree cavities buffer roost microclimate from abrupt temperature oscillations and facilitate thermoregulation. Forest bats also switch roosts frequently, so thermally suitable cavities may be limiting. We tested how barbastelle bats (Barbastella barbastellus), often roosting beneath flaking bark in snags, may thermoregulate successfully despite the unstable microclimate of their preferred cavities...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766065/body-temperatures-of-hibernating-little-brown-bats-reveal-pronounced-behavioural-activity-during-deep-torpor-and-suggest-a-fever-response-during-white-nose-syndrome
#4
Heather W Mayberry, Liam P McGuire, Craig K R Willis
Hibernating animals use torpor [reduced body temperature (T b) and metabolic rate] to reduce energy expenditure during winter. Periodic arousals to normal T b are energetically expensive, so hibernators trade off arousal benefits against energetic costs. This is especially important for bats with white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease causing increased arousal frequency. Little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) with WNS show upregulation of endogenous pyrogens and sickness behaviour. Therefore, we hypothesized that WNS should cause a fever response characterized by elevated T b...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746349/new-insights-on-the-regulation-of-the-adenine-nucleotide-pool-of-erythrocytes-in-mouse-models
#5
William G O'Brien, Han Shawn Ling, Zhaoyang Zhao, Cheng Chi Lee
The observation that induced torpor in non-hibernating mammals could result from an increased AMP concentration in circulation led our investigation to reveal that the added AMP altered oxygen transport of erythrocytes. To further study the effect of AMP in regulation of erythrocyte function and systemic metabolism, we generated mouse models deficient in key erythrocyte enzymes in AMP metabolism. We have previously reported altered erythrocyte adenine nucleotide levels corresponding to altered oxygen saturation in mice deficient in both CD73 and AMPD3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698715/erratum-torpor-the-rise-and-fall-of-3-monoiodothyronamine-from-brain-to-gut-from-gut-to-brain
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[This corrects the article on p. 118 in vol. 8, PMID: 28620354.].
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698229/changes-in-the-phosphoproteome-of-brown-adipose-tissue-during-hibernation-in-the-ground-squirrel-ictidomys-tridecemlineatus
#7
Didier Vertommen, Gaetan Herinckx, Nusrat Hussain, Fred Opperdoes, Kenneth B Storey, Mark H Rider
Mammalian hibernation is characterized by metabolic rate depression and a strong decrease in core body temperature. Brown adipose tissue (BAT), a thermogenic tissue that uses uncoupled mitochondrial respiration to generate heat instead of ATP, plays a major role in rewarming from deep torpor. In the present study we developed a label-free LC-MS strategy to investigate both differential protein expression and protein phosphorylation in BAT extracts from euthermic versus hibernating ground squirrels. In particular, we incorporated the filter-assisted sample preparation (FASP) protocol, which provides a more in-depth analysis compared with gel-based and other LC-MS proteomics approaches...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641050/thrifty-females-frisky-males-winter-energetics-of-hibernating-bats-from-a-cold-climate
#8
Zenon J Czenze, Kristin A Jonasson, Craig K R Willis
Mammalian hibernation consists of energy-saving torpor bouts (periods of controlled reduction in body temperature [Tb]) interspersed with brief arousals to normothermic Tb. Frequency and duration of torpor bouts and arousals can affect winter survival and are thought to be influenced by an optimization balancing the energetic benefits of prolonged torpor against the physiological and ecological costs (e.g., accumulation of metabolic wastes). Female little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) spend their fat reserves more slowly than males during winter, presumably so they can emerge from hibernation in good condition to initiate pregnancy...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626157/protein-restriction-does-not-affect-body-temperature-pattern-in-female-mice
#9
Goro A Kato, Hiroki Shichijo, Toshihiro Takahashi, Akio Shinohara, Tetsuo Morita, Chihiro Koshimoto
Daily torpor is a physiological adaptation in mammals and birds characterized by a controlled reduction of metabolic rate and body temperature during the resting phase of circadian rhythms. In laboratory mice, daily torpor is induced by dietary caloric restriction. However, it is not known which nutrients are related to daily torpor expression. To determine whether dietary protein is a key factor in inducing daily torpor in mice, we fed mice a protein-restricted (PR) diet that included only one-quarter of the amount of protein but the same caloric level as a control (C) diet...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622494/laryngeal-neuropathy-in-adult-goats-with-copper-deficiency
#10
R F A Sousa, V M Almeida, J E Neto, C W A Nascimento, G X Medeiros, R M T Medeiros, F Riet-Correa, F S Mendonça
The aim of this study was to elucidate the cause of a neurological syndrome characterized by stridor in adult goats with clinical signs of copper deficiency. The main clinical signs consisted of apathy, emaciation, pale mucous membranes, mucous nasal discharge, dyspnea, severe achromotrichia, diffuse alopecia, torpor, ataxia, and stridor. When the goats were forced to move, the stridor increased. In a herd of 194 Toggenburg goats, 10 adult goats with clinical signs of copper deficiency were removed from the herd and divided into 2 groups: group 1, which consisted of 4 nannies and 1 buck with stridor, and group 2, which consisted of 4 nannies and 1 buck without stridor...
July 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620354/torpor-the-rise-and-fall-of-3-monoiodothyronamine-from-brain-to-gut-from-gut-to-brain
#11
REVIEW
Hartmut H Glossmann, Oliver M D Lutz
3-Monoiodothyronamine (T1AM), first isolated from rat brain, is reported to be an endogenous, rapidly acting metabolite of thyroxine. One of its numerous effects is the induction of a "torpor-like" state in experimental animals. A critical analysis of T1AM, to serve as an endogenous cryogen, is given. The proposed biosynthetic pathway for formation of T1AM, which includes deiodinases and ornithine decarboxylase in the upper intestinum, is an unusual one. To reach the brain via systemic circulation, enterohepatic recycling and passage through the liver may occur...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614673/pseudogymnoascus-destructans-transcriptome-changes-during-white-nose-syndrome-infections
#12
Sophia M Reeder, Jonathan M Palmer, Jenni M Prokkola, Thomas M Lilley, DeeAnn M Reeder, Kenneth A Field
White nose syndrome (WNS) is caused by the psychrophilic fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans that can grow in the environment saprotrophically or parasitically by infecting hibernating bats. Infections are pathological in many species of North American bats, disrupting hibernation and causing mortality. To determine what fungal pathways are involved in infection of living tissue, we examined fungal gene expression using RNA-Seq. We compared P. destructans gene expression when grown in culture to that during infection of a North American bat species, Myotis lucifugus, that shows high WNS mortality...
June 14, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597237/energy-conserving-thermoregulatory-patterns-and-lower-disease-severity-in-a-bat-resistant-to-the-impacts-of-white-nose-syndrome
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Marianne S Moore, Kenneth A Field, Melissa J Behr, Gregory G Turner, Morgan E Furze, Daniel W F Stern, Paul R Allegra, Sarah A Bouboulis, Chelsey D Musante, Megan E Vodzak, Matthew E Biron, Melissa B Meierhofer, Winifred F Frick, Jeffrey T Foster, Daryl Howell, Joseph A Kath, Allen Kurta, Gerda Nordquist, Joseph S Johnson, Thomas M Lilley, Benjamin W Barrett, DeeAnn M Reeder
The devastating bat fungal disease, white-nose syndrome (WNS), does not appear to affect all species equally. To experimentally determine susceptibility differences between species, we exposed hibernating naïve little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) and big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) to the fungus that causes WNS, Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd). After hibernating under identical conditions, Pd lesions were significantly more prevalent and more severe in little brown myotis. This species difference in pathology correlates with susceptibility to WNS in the wild and suggests that survival is related to different host physiological responses...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588221/ketogenic-diet-induces-expression-of-the-muscle-circadian-gene-slc25a25-via-neural-pathway-that-might-be-involved-in-muscle-thermogenesis
#14
Reiko Nakao, Shigeki Shimba, Katsutaka Oishi
We recently found that the mRNA expression of Slc25a25, a Ca(2+)-sensitive ATP carrier in the inner mitochondrial membrane, fluctuates in a circadian manner in mouse skeletal muscle. We showed here that the circadian expression of muscle Slc25a25 was damped in Clock mutant, muscle-specific Bmal1-deficient, and global Bmal1-deficient mice. Furthermore, a ketogenic diet (KD) that induces time-of-day-dependent hypothermia (torpor), induced Slc25a25 mRNA expression in skeletal muscle. Hypothermia induced by KD did not affect thermogenic genes such as Sarcolipin and Pgc1a in muscles and Ucp1 in adipose tissues...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576823/heart-rate-dynamics-in-a-marsupial-hibernator
#15
Steven J Swoap, Gerhard Körtner, Fritz Geiser
The eastern pygmy-possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a small marsupial that can express spontaneous short bouts of torpor, as well as multi-day bouts of deep hibernation. To examine heart rate (HR) control at various stages of torpor in a marsupial hibernator, and to see whether HR variability differs from deep placental hibernators, we used radiotelemetry to measure ECG and Tb while measuring the rate of O2 consumption and ventilation. The HR and rate of O2 consumption during euthermia was at its minimum (321±34 bpm, 0...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551285/insights-into-the-unique-torpor-of-botrylloides-leachi-a-colonial-urochordate
#16
Yosef Hyams, Guy Paz, Claudette Rabinowitz, Baruch Rinkevich
Rough environmental conditions make the survival of many multi-cellular organisms almost impossible, enforcing behavioral, morphological, physiological and reproductive rejoinders that can cope with harsh times and hostile environments, frequently through down-regulation of metabolism into basal states of dormancy, or torpor. This study examines one of the most unique torpor strategies seen within the phylum Chordata, exhibited by the colonial urochordate Botrylloides leachi, which enters a state of hibernation or aestivation in response to thermal stress, during which all of its functional colonial units (zooids) are entirely absorbed and the colony survives as small remnants of the vasculature, lacking both feeding and reproduction organs...
August 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515330/post-fire-recovery-of-torpor-and-activity-patterns-of-a-small-mammal
#17
Clare Stawski, Taylor Hume, Gerhard Körtner, Shannon E Currie, Julia Nowack, Fritz Geiser
To cope with the post-fire challenges of decreased availability of food and shelter, brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), a small marsupial mammal, increase the use of energy-conserving torpor and reduce activity. However, it is not known how long it takes for animals to resume pre-fire torpor and activity patterns during the recovery of burnt habitat. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that antechinus will adjust torpor use and activity after a fire depending on vegetation recovery. We simultaneously quantified torpor and activity patterns for female antechinus from three adjacent areas: (i) the area of a management burn 1 year post-fire, (ii) an area that was burned 2 years prior, and (iii) a control area...
May 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484364/energy-homeostasis-in-monotremes
#18
REVIEW
Stewart C Nicol
In 1803, the French anatomist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire decided that the newly described echidna and platypus should be placed in a separate order, the monotremes, intermediate between reptiles and mammals. The first physiological observations showed monotremes had low body temperatures and metabolic rates, and the consensus was that they were at a stage of physiological development intermediate between "higher mammals" and "lower vertebrates." Subsequent studies demonstrated that platypuses and echidnas are capable of close thermoregulation in the cold although less so under hot conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473298/maintenance-of-neural-activities-in-torpid-rhinolophus-ferrumequinum-bats-revealed-by-2d-gel-based-proteome-analysis
#19
Qiuyuan Yin, Yijian Zhang, Dong Dong, Ming Lei, Shuyi Zhang, Chen-Chung Liao, Yi-Hsuan Pan
Bats are the only mammals capable of self-powered flying. Many bat species hibernate in winter. A reversible control of cerebral activities is critical for bats to accommodate a repeated torpor-arousal cycle during hibernation. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal activities in torpid bats. In this study, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum bat brain proteins were fractionated, and their abundance in active and torpid states was compared. Results of 2D gel-based proteomics showed that 38% of identified proteins with a significant change in abundance are involved in synaptic vesicle recycling and cytoskeletal integrity...
August 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452286/clock-gene-expression-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-of-hibernating-arctic-ground-squirrels
#20
Tomoko Ikeno, Cory T Williams, C Loren Buck, Brian M Barnes, Lily Yan
Most organisms have a circadian system, entrained to daily light-dark cycles, that regulates 24-h rhythms of physiology and behavior. It is unclear, however, how circadian systems function in animals that exhibit seasonal metabolic suppression, particularly when this coincides with the long-term absence of a day-night cycle. The arctic ground squirrel, Urocytellus parryii, is a medium-sized, semi-fossorial rodent that appears above-ground daily during its short active season in spring and summer before re-entering a constantly dark burrow for 6 to 9 months of hibernation...
June 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
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