Heat properties of brown fat cells

Range average heat power ≤~1nW: bursts of heat delivery 560 pJ
Organism Mammals
Reference Baffou G, Rigneault H, Marguet D, Jullien L. A critique of methods for temperature imaging in single cells. Nat Methods. 2014 Aug 28 11(9):899-901. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3073. p.900 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID25166869
Primary Source Inomata, N., Toda, M., Sato, M., Ishijima, A. & Ono, Pico calorimeter for detection of heat produced in an individual brown fat cell, T. Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 154104 (2012). link
Comments "...the samples studied were brown fat cells, which are responsible for temperature regulation in mammals, with an average heat power that can reach approximately 1 nW and bursts of heat delivery of 560 pJ (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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