Generation of circadian rhythms in the suprachiasmatic nucleus

  title={Generation of circadian rhythms in the suprachiasmatic nucleus},
  author={Michael H Hastings and Elizabeth S. Maywood and Marco Brancaccio},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus is remarkable. Despite numbering only about 10,000 neurons on each side of the third ventricle, the SCN is our principal circadian clock, directing the daily cycles of behaviour and physiology that set the tempo of our lives. When this nucleus is isolated in organotypic culture, its autonomous timing… CONTINUE READING