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Neuronal Input Pathways to the Brain’s Biological Clock and their Functional Significance

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Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 182)

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About this book

Introduction

Circadian rhythms are entrained daily by environmental photic and non-photic cues. The present review describes the anatomy and functional characteristics of the three major input pathways to the circadian clock mediating entrainment, the retino-hypothalamic tract (RHT), the geniculo-hypothalamic tract (GHT) and the midbrain raphe projection.

Keywords

Circadian Rhythm Eintrainment Melanopsin NPY PACAP Retinohypothalmic tract Serotonin Suprachiasmatic nucleus anatomy physiology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical BiochemistryBispjebjerg HospitalCopenhagen NVDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuronal Input Pathways to the Brain’s Biological Clock and their Functional Significance
  • Authors Jens Hannibal
    J. Fahrenkrug
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27789-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-27788-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27789-7
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 76
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedicine, general
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