Transient entrainment of a circadian pacemaker during development by dopaminergic activation in Syrian hamsters.

@article{Grosse1999TransientEO,
  title={Transient entrainment of a circadian pacemaker during development by dopaminergic activation in Syrian hamsters.},
  author={Johannes Grosse and Fred C. Davis},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={185-94}
}
Maternal cues entrain a circadian pacemaker in fetal Syrian hamsters. These cues may act through dopaminergic activation of the fetal suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN); injection of the dopamine D1 agonist SKF38393 to pregnant hamsters entrains activity rhythms of their pups and induces expression of c-fos in the fetal SCN. The aim of this study was to examine… CONTINUE READING