Pineal Photoreceptor Cells Are Required for Maintaining the Circadian Rhythms of Behavioral Visual Sensitivity in Zebrafish

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In non-mammalian vertebrates, the pineal gland functions as the central pacemaker that regulates the circadian rhythms of animal behavior and physiology. We generated a transgenic zebrafish line [Tg(Gnat2:gal4-VP16/UAS:nfsB-mCherry)] in which the E. coli nitroreductase is expressed in pineal photoreceptor cells. In developing embryos and young adults, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040508

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@inproceedings{Li2012PinealPC, title={Pineal Photoreceptor Cells Are Required for Maintaining the Circadian Rhythms of Behavioral Visual Sensitivity in Zebrafish}, author={Xinle Li and Jake Montgomery and Wesley A Cheng and Jung Hyun Noh and David R Hyde and Lei Li}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }