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Research Article

Membrane Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition Regulates Cardiac SERCA Activity in a Hibernator, the Syrian Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)

  • Sylvain Giroud equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sylvain Giroud, Carla Frare

    sylvain.giroud@vetmeduni.ac.at

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Carla Frare equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sylvain Giroud, Carla Frare

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

    Current address: Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Arjen Strijkstra,

    Affiliations: University Medical Center Groningen, Departments of Chronobiology & Molecular Neurobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, Department of Chronobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, Wildlife Management, University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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  • Ate Boerema,

    Affiliations: Department of Chronobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, University Medical Center Groningen, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Walter Arnold,

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Thomas Ruf

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Published: May 01, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063111

About the Authors

Sylvain Giroud, Carla Frare, Walter Arnold, Thomas Ruf
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Arjen Strijkstra
University Medical Center Groningen, Departments of Chronobiology & Molecular Neurobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Arjen Strijkstra, Ate Boerema
Department of Chronobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Arjen Strijkstra
Wildlife Management, University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Ate Boerema
University Medical Center Groningen, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: sylvain.giroud@vetmeduni.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Provided the tissues: AS AB. Conceived and designed the experiments: WA TR. Performed the experiments: SG CF. Analyzed the data: SG CF TR. Wrote the paper: SG.