Stress prompts brown fat into combustion

Sheng Bi

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Activation of dorsomedial hypothalamic-rostral medullary raphe neural signaling promotes brown fat thermogenesis, leading to elevated body temperature. In this issue, Kataoka et al. (2014) establish an important role for this brain-brown fat thermogenic action in psychological stress-induced hyperthermia in rats, implying a potential mechanism behind human psychogenic fever.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 5 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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