The role of retinal regulation of sleep in health and disease.

@article{Schmoll2011TheRO,
  title={The role of retinal regulation of sleep in health and disease.},
  author={Conrad L L Schmoll and Gerassimos J. Lascaratos and Bal Dhillon and Debra J Skene and Renata L. Riha},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          107-13
        }
}
The process of photoentrainment, through the activation of photoreceptor transduction cascades, influences the circadian physiology of many life forms from primitive invertebrates to primates. In humans, a population of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGC's) is responsible for mediating the circadian rhythm and is susceptible to primary dysfunction affecting this cell population specifically, or disorders influencing light activation of retinal ganglion photoreceptors… CONTINUE READING
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