Nucleus suprachiasmaticus: the biological clock in the hamster?

@article{Stetson1976NucleusST,
  title={Nucleus suprachiasmaticus: the biological clock in the hamster?},
  author={Milton H. Stetson and M Watson-Whitmyre},
  journal={Science},
  year={1976},
  volume={191 4223},
  pages={197-9}
}
Destruction of the suprachiasmatic nuclei in the golden hamster by bilateral radiofrequency lesions abolishes three well-documented circadian rhythms--locomotor activity, estrous cyclicity, and photoperiodic photosensitivity. Entrainment of these rhythms by light cycles fails in lesioned hamsters; females become persistently estrous; in both sexes locomotor activity becomes sporadic, confined primarily to the light instead of darkness, and is totally arrhythmic when lesioned animals are exposed… CONTINUE READING

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