A comparison of the effects of prior cold incubation on cerebral cortex function in a hibernator (Cricetus auratus) and a non-hibernator (Cavia porcellus)--II. High energy phosphate levels in cerebral cortex slices after in vitro cold incubation.
1. ATP and CP levels were measured in brain slices from golden hamster and guinea pig after varying periods of cold storage and subsequent incubation at 37 degrees C in the presence and absence of K+ salts. 2. ATP and CP levels were maintained at higher levels in hamster tissue. 3. The results are discussed in relation to the ability of a hibernator to transform and transport chemical energy at low temperatures.
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