Functional activity of the suprachiasmatic nuclei in the fetal primate.

@article{Reppert1984FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional activity of the suprachiasmatic nuclei in the fetal primate.},
  author={Steven M. Reppert and William J Schwartz},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1984},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={145-9}
}
The [14C]labeled deoxyglucose method was used to monitor the daily pattern of glucose utilization in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the squirrel monkey during late fetal development. The findings suggest that a circadian clock is functioning prenatally in the primate suprachiasmatic nuclei and that the maternal circadian system coordinates the timing of the fetal clock to ambient lighting.