Photoperiod differentially regulates clock genes' expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of Syrian hamster.

The suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) contain the master circadian pacemaker in mammals. Generation and maintenance of circadian oscillations involve clock genes which interact to form transcriptional/translational loops and constitute the molecular basis of the clock. There is some evidence that the SCN clock can integrate variations in day length, i.e… CONTINUE READING