Mary K Costello

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To evaluate the contribution of neural pathways to the determination of the circadian oscillator phase in peripheral organs, we assessed lateralization of clock gene expression in Syrian hamsters induced to split rhythms of locomotor activity by exposure to constant light. We measured the ratio of haPer1, haPer2, and haBmal1 mRNA on the high vs. low (H/L)(More)
Homozygous tau mutant (tau(ss)) hamsters show an extremely short (20 h) circadian period (tau) that is attributable to altered enzymatic activity of casein kinase 1epsilon. It has been proposed that coupling of constituent circadian oscillators is strengthened in tau(ss) hamsters, explaining their tendency to show strong resetting after prolonged exposure(More)
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