Journal article

Circadian rhythms and sleep—the metabolic connection

  • Albrecht, Urs Biochemistry unit, Biology department, Fribourg University, Switzerland
    28.06.2011
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  • Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology. - 2011
English The circadian system coordinates mammalian physiology and behavior with the environmental light–dark cycle. It allocates sleep to the inactivity phase using various mechanisms involving neurotransmitters, nuclear receptors, and protein kinases. These pathways are related to metabolism, indicating that the circadian system and sleep are connected via metabolic parameters. This suggests that organs other than the brain may “sleep.” A hypothetic view on this aspect is presented providing a different perspective on sleep regulation.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Biologie
Language
  • English
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Biology
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