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Which organelle in brown adipose tissue gives this tissue its heightened capacity to produce heat?

  1. a. mitochondria
  2. b. endoplasmic reticulum
  3. c. Golgi bodies
  4. d. ribosomes

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Brown adipose tissue helps the body of many mammals to produce heat. This specialized adipose tissue has mitochondria that use the energy released by fatty acid oxidation to produce heat, rather than ATP.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Mitochondria produce heat rather than ATP in brown adipose tissue. This type of metabolic heat output is called non-shivering heat production.

Hence, option a. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option b. is given as “endoplasmic reticulum”. But, endoplasmic reticulum is not involved in energy production. It is involved in protein maturation and its secretion.

So, option b. is incorrect answer...

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