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Investigation of a potential role for angiopoietin-like protein 2 in the migration of leukocytes during hibernation in thirteen-lined ground squirrels
Thirteen-lined ground squirrels enter a state of torpor during the winter months, characterized by weight loss, decreased breathing rate, and decreased immune function. Upon entrance into torpor, the squirrels? white blood ...
Effects of Hibernation on gastrointestinal transit
Hibernating animals experience dramatic changes in the structure and function of their digestive system, along with other organ systems. Gut motility mixes food with digestive enzymes and propels it from the stomach to the ...