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Norepinephrine does not stimulate protein and UCP synthesis in brown adipocytes of golden Syrian hamsters.

Hamster brown adipocytes were incubated for up to 24 h with or without norepinephrine (NE) in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium supplemented with bovine serum albumin, calf serum, and antibiotics. Brown fat cells were viable for 24 h as defined by their ability to respond to NE by a 10-fold increase in oxygen consumption. However, prolonged exposure of the cells to NE led to a decline in NE-stimulated rates of O2 consumption, which was not the result of loss of cell thermogenic capacity. Brown fat cells incubated for 24 h with or without NE showed no significant change in succinate dehydrogenase activity or uncoupling protein ( UCP) content. However, cell recovery after 24 h was significantly reduced in the absence of NE. In brown adipocytes isolated from rat, NE increased [35S]methionine incorporation into cell proteins and UCP. In contrast, [35S]methionine incorporation in hamster brown adipocyte proteins and UCP was greater than in rat brown fat cells and was not increased by NE. These results indicate that although NE may be required for cell survival, it does not stimulate protein and UCP synthesis in hamster brown fat cells.[1]


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