The Neurobiology of Circadian Timing

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A. Kalsbeek, Martha Merrow, Till Roenneberg, Russell G. Foster
Elsevier, Oct 5, 2012 - Medical - 496 pages
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Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
 

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Contents

How rod cone and melanopsin photoreceptors come together to enlighten the mammalian circadian clock
1
Melanopsin phototransduction Slowly emerging from the dark
19
Circadian clocks Lessons from fish
41
Two clocks in the brain An update of the morning and evening oscillator model in Drosophila
59
Circadian system from conception till adulthood
83
When does it start ticking? Ontogenetic development of the mammalian circadian system
105
The circadian output signals from the suprachiasmatic nuclei
119
Suprachiasmatic nucleus Cellular clocks and networks
129
Generation of mouse mutants as tools in dissecting the molecular clock
247
In search of a temporal niche Social interactions
267
In search of a temporal niche Environmental factors
281
Feedback actions of locomotor activity to the circadian clock
305
The impact of the circadian timing system on cardiovascular and metabolic function
337
Nutrition and the circadian timing system
359
Managing neurobehavioral capability when social expediency trumps biological imperatives
377
Noisy and individual but doable Shiftwork research in humans
399

Dynamic neuronal network organization of the circadian clock and possible deterioration in disease
143
Interaction of central and peripheral clocks in physiological regulation
163
Circadian rhythms in white adipose tissue
183
Circadian modulation of sleep in rodents
203
Local aspects of sleep Observations from intracerebral recordings in humans
219
The circadian clock component PERIOD2 From molecular to cerebral functions
233
The evolutionary physiology of photoperiodism in vertebrates
413
A kiss for daily and seasonal reproduction
423
Circannual rhythm in the varied carpet beetle Anthrenus verbasci
439
Avian migration Temporal multitasking and a case study of melatonin cycles in waders
457
Subject Index
481
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