Reciprocity between phase shifts and amplitude changes in the mammalian circadian clock.

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Circadian rhythms help organisms adapt to predictable daily changes in their environment. Light resets the phase of the underlying oscillator to maintain the organism in sync with its surroundings. Light also affects the amplitude of overt rhythms. At a critical phase during the night, when phase shifts are maximal, light can reduce rhythm amplitude to… (More)

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@article{Pulivarthy2007ReciprocityBP, title={Reciprocity between phase shifts and amplitude changes in the mammalian circadian clock.}, author={Sandhya R Pulivarthy and Nobushige Tanaka and David K. Welsh and Luciano De Haro and Inder M Verma and Satchidananda Panda}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2007}, volume={104 51}, pages={20356-61} }