Accession Number : ADA330024

Title :   Cellular Interactions in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 93-30 Apr 97

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Van Den Pol, Anthony

PDF Url : ADA330024

Report Date : 30 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During the period (1993-1997) of support from AFOSR, we completed many papers. Some of those listed below deal exclusively with the subject of the proposal, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, and some deal indirectly with issues related to the circadian clock or transmitters found in the SCN. A substantial effort was invested in examining the two primary transmitters in the SCN, glutamate, which is excitatory, and GABA, which is inhibitory. These two are particularly important because the primary input from the retina that phase-shifts the clock is glutamate, and the primary transmitter made by SCN cells themselves is GABA.

Descriptors :   *CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, *GLUTAMIC ACID, *NEUROTRANSMITTERS, INPUT, CLOCKS, INTERACTIONS, TRANSMITTERS, RETINA, SALTS, CELLS(BIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE