Modern human (homo sapience) have spread out over the world during the ice age, this means they needed toadapt to cold environments. Recent studies suggest that the importance of non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) generatingfrom brown adipose tissue (BAT), and the uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) gene plays an important role in BATactivity. Thus, this manuscript summarizes the relationship between human cold adaptation and the importance ofUCP1 genotype to individual and populational differences of NST.
|Translated title of the contribution
|THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN COLD ADAPTATION AND UCP1 GENOTYPE.
|Number of pages
|日本生理人類学会誌 = Japanese journal of physiological anthropology
|Published - 2019