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Neuron. 2007 Mar 1;53(5):619-21.

Multiple photopigments entrain the Mammalian circadian oscillator.

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Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. satchin@salk.edu

Abstract

Circadian rhythms are entrained to the natural day:night cycle. Melanopsin expressed in retinal ganglion cells partially accounts for circadian photoentrainment. Dkhissi-Benyahya et al. demonstrate that medium wavelength opsin (MW-opsin) also plays an important role in the process. Furthermore, they develop a model explaining wavelength-dependent photoentrainment by melanopsin and MW-opsin.

PMID:
17329200
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2007.02.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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