PubMed 21598682

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM8

Title: [Effect of TRPM8 ion channel activation on thermoregulatory response to cooling].


Journal, date & volume: Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova, 2011 Feb , 97, 218-26

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In rats, the effect of activation of the cold- and menthol-sensitive TRPM8 ion channel on different thermoregulatory parameters: total oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide release, respiration coefficient, constriction response of skin blood vessels, muscle activity, was studied. Activation of TRPM8 with menthol even in thermoneutral conditions produces an increase in oxygen consumption and a decrease in respiratory coefficient, which may suggest enhanced non-shivering thermogenesis and lipolysis. Rapid cooling against the background of TRPM8 activation is characterized by a decrease in the temperature thresholds of all thermoregulatory responses without associated changes in sequences of their initiation as well as in enhancement of metabolic component of emergency thermogenesis which leads to improved maintenance of core temperature in conditions when external cold acts on the organism. The obtained data on the effect of TRPM8 activation on metabolic parameters in thermoneutral conditions and under cooling suggest acontinuous involvement of this receptor in regulation of total metabolism and, possibly, in determination of the type of organism's metabolism as well as in determination of organism's response to external cooling.