Journal article

The opioid fentanyl affects light input, electrical activity and Per gene expression in the hamster suprachiasmatic nuclei

  • Vansteensel, Mariska J. Department of Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Magnone, Maria Chiara Department of Medicine, Division of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Oosterhout, Floor van Department of Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Baeriswyl, Stéphanie Department of Medicine, Division of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Albrecht, Urs Department of Medicine, Division of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Albus, Henk Department of Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Dahan, Albert Department of Anaesthesiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Meijer, Johanna H. Department of Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
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    24.06.2005
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  • European Journal of Neuroscience. - 2005, vol. 21(11), p. 2958
English The suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) contain a major circadian pacemaker, which is regulated by photic and nonphotic stimuli. Although enkephalins are present in the SCN, their role in phase regulation of the pacemaker is largely unknown. The opioid agonist fentanyl, a homologue of morphine, is an addictive drug that induces phase shifts of circadian rhythms in hamsters. We observed that these... Show more…
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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