Baby, It's Cold Outside: Host-Microbiota Relationships Drive Temperature Adaptations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

When exposed to cold temperatures, mammals undergo remarkable physiological adaptations including thermogenesis, increased intake of dietary energy, and enhanced capacity for intestinal absorption. In a recent Cell paper, Chevalier, Stojanović, and colleagues reveal that these key adaptations to life in the cold are facilitated by the intestinal microbiota (Chevalier et al., 2015).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gomez de la Torre Canny, S; Rawls, JF

Published Date

  • December 9, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 635 - 636

PubMed ID

  • 26651935

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-6069

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chom.2015.11.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States