Gating of retinal inputs through the suprachiasmatic nucleus: role of excitatory neurotransmission.

@article{Mikkelsen1995GatingOR,
  title={Gating of retinal inputs through the suprachiasmatic nucleus: role of excitatory neurotransmission.},
  author={Jens Damsgaard Mikkelsen and Philip Just Larsen and G{\'e}rard Mick and Niels Vrang and Francis J P Ebling and Elizabeth S. Maywood and Michael H Hastings and Mette M\oller},
  journal={Neurochemistry international},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={263-72}
}
The mammalian circadian clock, located in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is important in the regulation of many circadian rhythms, including regulation of pineal gland metabolism and melatonin secretion. Transsection of the optic nerves, disrupting the retinohypothalamic pathway, lesion of the SCN, or lesion of the hypothalamic… CONTINUE READING