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Elise Richter Project:


"Life and death: thermogenesis, metabolism and membranes"

Background and theme

A newly generated hypothesis in context with body temperature regulation in mammals suggests that certain membrane constituents, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, may modulate thermogenic capacity in mammals.
Thus, we suggest that parallel to changes in core body temperature, membrane fatty acid composition is adjusted accordingly, with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids having a particular role for thermogenesis.

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