Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Iso-Seq Analysis Provides Insights into Feats of Physiology of Hibernating Bears

  Hibernating bears have heart rates of 10-15 beats per minute, yet they do not develop congestive heart failure. Despite accumulating enormous amounts of fat and acquiring insulin resistance, they do not suffer metabolic diseases. And they maintain muscle strength in the near absence of weight-bearing activity.Iso-Seq study has revealed differential tissue-specific isoform changes in brown bears If we could crack these feats of physiology, perhaps we could apply the knowledge towards therapeutic targets for the prevention and treatment of numerous human diseases. The Project that Shed Light on the Metabolic Mystery of Brown Bears Washington State University researchers have…

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