publication . Article . 2018

Whole-Brain Monosynaptic Afferent Projections to the Cholecystokinin Neurons of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

Yuan, Xiang-Shan; Wei, Hao-Hua; Xu, Wei; Wang, Lu; Qu, Wei-Min; Li, Rui-Xi; Huang, Zhi-Li;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 12 (issn: 1662-453X, eissn: 1662-453X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the principal pacemaker driving the circadian rhythms of physiological behaviors. The SCN consists of distinct neurons expressing neuropeptides, including arginine vasopressin (AVP), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), cholecystokinin (CCK), and so on. AVP, VIP, and GRP neurons receive light stimulation from the retina to synchronize endogenous circadian clocks with the solar day, whereas CCK neurons are not directly innervated by retinal ganglion cells and may be involved in the non-photic regulation of the circadian clock. To better understand the function of CCK neurons in non-photic c...
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mesheuropmc: endocrine systemsense organshormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonistsnervous systemdigestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, Neuroscience, RC321-571, rabies viruses, monosynaptic inputs, circadian rhythm, cholecystokinin neuron, Original Research, suprachiasmatic nucleus
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publication . Article . 2018

Whole-Brain Monosynaptic Afferent Projections to the Cholecystokinin Neurons of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

Yuan, Xiang-Shan; Wei, Hao-Hua; Xu, Wei; Wang, Lu; Qu, Wei-Min; Li, Rui-Xi; Huang, Zhi-Li;