Baby, It's Cold Outside: Host-Microbiota Relationships Drive Temperature Adaptations.
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).
Gomez de la Torre Canny, S; Rawls, JF
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