Table 2.

Mean Q10 values for state 2 respiration rates of BAT mitochondria isolated from torpid or interbout euthermic (IBE) 13-lined ground squirrels measured in vitro at 10°C and 37°C

Q10
Oxidative SubstrateIBETorpor
Pyruvate2.40 ± 0.061.38 ± 0.17*
Octanoyl carnitine2.30 ± 0.151.42 ± 0.13*
  • Values are means ± SE and derived from mitochondrial respiration rates from individual animals and measured at both temperatures, plotted in Fig. 5.

  • * Significantly lower values (2-tailed Student's t-test, P < 0.05).