The metabolic effects of cold exposure in the newborn rabbit

D. Molnar, G. Soltesz, J. Mestyan

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Blood glucose, lactate, plasma free fatty acid and plasma and tissue individual free amino acid levels were followed in newborn rabbits exposed for 10h to an environmental temperature of 25°C. Severe hypothermia developed with an increase of blood lactate and accumulation of total free amino acids in plasma and liver. Alanine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, ornithine and taurine were elevated in the plasma; alanine and ornithine in the liver; leucine and isoleucine in the muscle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalBiology of the neonate
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Biology

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