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Circadian Clocks and Their Adjustment



Circadian Clocks and Their Adjustment

Derek J. Chadwick (Editor), Kate Ackrill (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51460-3 April 2008 348 Pages


Prestigious contributors describe the genetic, molecular, anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms and pathways that operate to regulate and control circadian rhythmicity and functioning in organisms ranging from unicellular algae to human beings. Also considers the implications of the basic and clinical research for humans.
Partial table of contents:

The Genetic Basis of the Circadian Clock: Identification of frq and FRQ as Clock Components in Neurospora (J. Dunlap, et al.).

The Effects of Temperature Change on the Circadian Clock of Neurospora (L. Rensing, et al.).

Circadian Pacemakers in Vertebrates (M. Ralph & M. Hurd).

Organization of the Mammalian Circadian System (R. Moore).

A Non-Photic Gateway to the Circadian Clock of Hamsters (N. Mrosovsky).

Immediate-Early Genes and the Neuronal Bases of Photic and Non-Photic Entrainment (M. Hastings, et al.).

Interaction Between the Circadian Clocks of Mother and Fetus (S. Reppert).

The Effect of Light on the Human Circadian Pacemaker (C. Czeisler).