Aging of intrinsic circadian rhythms and sleep in a diurnal nonhuman primate, Macaca mulatta.

@article{Zhdanova2011AgingOI,
  title={Aging of intrinsic circadian rhythms and sleep in a diurnal nonhuman primate, Macaca mulatta.},
  author={Irina V. Zhdanova and Ken Masuda and C Quasarano-Kourkoulis and Douglas L. Rosene and Ronald J. Killiany and Shuwei Wang},
  journal={Journal of biological rhythms},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={149-59}
}
There is growing evidence that alterations in the intrinsic circadian clock and sleep might affect the aging process. The rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) provides unique opportunities to explore the role of the clock in successful and unsuccessful physiological and cognitive aging in a diurnal primate with consolidated nighttime sleep, complex cognitive functions, long life span, and phylogenetic proximity to humans. A longitudinal study was conducted to characterize the effects of aging on the… CONTINUE READING