Table 3.

Effect of rearing temperature on numbers of sympathetic ganglion cells innervating interscapular brown adipose tissue

Rearing temperatureTotal per ratMiddle cervical/stellateT1T2T3T4
18°C (n = 9)2659  ± 3183-1502000  ± 3033-150354  ± 383-160213  ± 4588  ± 2456  ± 17
30°C (n = 11)1545  ± 1111154  ± 74217  ± 42151  ± 3060  ± 1933  ± 10
  • Numbers are means ± SEM of cells per ganglion retrogradely labeled from unilateral fast blue injections into right interscapular brown adipose tissue.

  • F3-150 ,

  • F3-160 Significant difference (p < 0.01)* and (p < 0.05)** between 18°C- and 30°C-reared rats.