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Neurosci Lett. 1984 May 4;46(2):145-9.

Functional activity of the suprachiasmatic nuclei in the fetal primate.

Abstract

The [14C]labeled deoxyglucose method was used to monitor the daily pattern of glucose utilization in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the squirrel monkey during late fetal development. The findings suggest that a circadian clock is functioning prenatally in the primate suprachiasmatic nuclei and that the maternal circadian system coordinates the timing of the fetal clock to ambient lighting.

PMID:
6738913
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