Light Activates Output from Evening Neurons and Inhibits Output from Morning Neurons in the Drosophila Circadian Clock

@article{Picot2007LightAO,
  title={Light Activates Output from Evening Neurons and Inhibits Output from Morning Neurons in the Drosophila Circadian Clock},
  author={M. Picot and P. Cusumano and A. Klarsfeld and R. Ueda and F. Rouyer},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={5}
}
  • M. Picot, P. Cusumano, +2 authors F. Rouyer
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • PLoS Biology
  • Animal circadian clocks are based on multiple oscillators whose interactions allow the daily control of complex behaviors. The Drosophila brain contains a circadian clock that controls rest–activity rhythms and relies upon different groups of PERIOD (PER)–expressing neurons. Two distinct oscillators have been functionally characterized under light-dark cycles. Lateral neurons (LNs) that express the pigment-dispersing factor (PDF) drive morning activity, whereas PDF-negative LNs are required for… CONTINUE READING
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