A comparative view of insect circadian clock systems

  title={A comparative view of insect circadian clock systems},
  author={Kenji Tomioka and Akira Matsumoto},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
Recent studies revealed that the neuronal network controlling overt rhythms shows striking similarity in various insect orders. The pigment-dispersing factor seems commonly involved in regulating locomotor activity. However, there are considerable variations in the molecular oscillatory mechanism, and input and output pathways among insects. In Drosophila, autoregulatory negative feedback loops that consist of clock genes, such as period and timeless are believed to create 24-h rhythmicity… CONTINUE READING

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