A central oscillator resides in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).
What does SCN stand for?
SCN stands for Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
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Samples in periodicals archive:
A IN the centre of our brains is a cluster of about 20,000 interconnected nerve cells called the suprachiasmatic nucleus.
Light and melatonin have strong, but opposite, effects on the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), thought to be the brain's internal clock.
2004 Jan 15;116(2):91-5 ALTERATIONS IN CIRCADIAN RHYTHMICITY OF THE VASOPRESSIN-PRODUCING NEURONS OF THE HUMAN SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS (SCN) WITH AGING.
Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, it can be caused by various diseases which can damange the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).
If it is removed from the brain and stored in a nutrient solution, the suprachiasmatic nucleus continues to emit impulses for days," says Klein.
A few examples of specific topics include locomotor activity in rodents, automated video image analysis of larval zebrafish locomotor rhythms, identification of clock genes using difference gel electrophoresis, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, coimmunoprecipitation assay, manipulation of mammalian cell lines for circadian studies, and immunocytochemistry on suprachiasmatic nucleus slices.