|Research Site||Hokkaido University|
|Institute of Low Temperature Science|
Mammalian hibernators survives in hunger, dry or cold winter by decreasing their metabolic rates and body temperature extremely. However, what makes differences between hibernators and other many non-hibernators including human remains almostly unclear. By examining the interaction between brain and peripheral tissues, we try to reveal systemic mechanisms that allows hibernators to survive during hibernation. Such knowledge may be useful for various medical application.