Nonvisual Opsins and the Regulation of Peripheral Clocks by Light and Hormones.

@article{Poletini2015NonvisualOA,
  title={Nonvisual Opsins and the Regulation of Peripheral Clocks by Light and Hormones.},
  author={Maristela de Oliveira Poletini and Bruno Cesar Ribeiro Ramos and Maria Nath{\'a}lia Moraes and Ana Maria de Lauro Castrucci},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={1046-55}
}
The molecular clock machinery is conserved throughout evolution. However, how environmental cues are perceived has evolved in such a way that peripheral clocks in mammals require a variety of signals, including hormones. On the other hand, in nonmammalian cells able to directly detect light, light seems to play a major role in the synchronization of the… CONTINUE READING