Light-induced phase shift in the Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) is attenuated by the PACAP receptor antagonist PACAP6-38 or PACAP immunoneutralization.

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Circadian rhythms generated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) are daily adjusted (entrained) by light via the retinohypothalamic tract (RHT). The RHT contains two neurotransmitters, glutamate and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), which are believed to mediate the phase-shifting effects of light on the clock. In the present study… (More)

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@article{Bergstrm2003LightinducedPS, title={Light-induced phase shift in the Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) is attenuated by the PACAP receptor antagonist PACAP6-38 or PACAP immunoneutralization.}, author={Aileen Bergstr{\"o}m and Jens Hannibal and Peter Hindersson and Jan Fahrenkrug}, journal={The European journal of neuroscience}, year={2003}, volume={18 9}, pages={2552-62} }