Coupling governs entrainment range of circadian clocks

  title={Coupling governs entrainment range of circadian clocks},
  author={Ute Abraham and Adri{\'a}n E. Granada and P{\aa}l O. Westermark and Markus Heine and Achim Kramer and Hanspeter Herzel},
  booktitle={Molecular systems biology},
Circadian clocks are endogenous oscillators driving daily rhythms in physiology and behavior. Synchronization of these timers to environmental light-dark cycles ('entrainment') is crucial for an organism's fitness. Little is known about which oscillator qualities determine entrainment, i.e., entrainment range, phase and amplitude. In a systematic theoretical and experimental study, we uncovered these qualities for circadian oscillators in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN-the master clock in… CONTINUE READING
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