Environmental stimuli modulate the circadian rhythm of [3H-methyl]thymidine incorporation into brain DNA of male rats.

A circadian rhythm of DNA synthesis is present in most organs of adult mammals, with peak levels (acrophase) generally in the rest period. We have recently reported that in the rat brain the acrophase of the rhythm of thymidine incorporation into DNA occurs on the contrary during the active period. To determine whether the brain waking activity was exerting… CONTINUE READING