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BMC Physiology

Metabolism and homeostasis

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The section aims to publish studies concerned with the physiological understanding of the regulation of metabolism and its dysfunction in disease and the dynamic physiological processes that enable optimum conditions to be maintained for cells, tissues and whole organisms.

  1. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing evidence that poor growth of preterm infants is a risk factor for poor long-term development, while the effects of early postnatal growth restriction are not well known. We utilized a rat m...

    Authors: Erica E. Alexeev, Bo Lönnerdal and Ian J. Griffin

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2015 15:3

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    Heat illness is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition. Limited data are available to identify individuals with heat illness at greatest risk for organ damage. We recently described the tran...

    Authors: Danielle L Ippolito, John A Lewis, Chenggang Yu, Lisa R Leon and Jonathan D Stallings

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:14

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The physiological effects of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats and ultimate causes of mortality from infection with Pseudogymnoascus (formerly Geomyces) destructans are not fully understood. Increased...

    Authors: Michelle L Verant, Carol U Meteyer, John R Speakman, Paul M Cryan, Jeffrey M Lorch and David S Blehert

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:10

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Quinine is a natural molecule commonly used as a flavouring agent in tonic water. Diet supplementation with quinine leads to decreased body weight and food intake in rats. Quinine is an in vitro inhibitor of Trpm...

    Authors: Philippe Cettour-Rose, Carole Bezençon, Christian Darimont, Johannes le Coutre and Sami Damak

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:5

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) hydrolyzes triglycerides in plasma lipoproteins and enables uptake of lipolysis products for energy production or storage in tissues. Our aim was to study the localization of LPL and i...

    Authors: Rakel Nyrén, Chuchun L Chang, Per Lindström, Anastasia Barmina, Evelina Vorrsjö, Yusuf Ali, Lisa Juntti-Berggren, André Bensadoun, Stephen G Young, Thomas Olivecrona and Gunilla Olivecrona

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:14

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) hydrolyzes triglycerides in lipoproteins and makes fatty acids available for tissue metabolism. The activity of the enzyme is modulated in a tissue specific manner by interaction with ...

    Authors: Olessia Kroupa, Evelina Vorrsjö, Rinke Stienstra, Frits Mattijssen, Stefan K Nilsson, Valentina Sukonina, Sander Kersten, Gunilla Olivecrona and Thomas Olivecrona

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:13

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