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

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Yuan, Xiang-Shan; Wei, Hao-Hua; Xu, Wei; Wang, Lu; Qu, Wei-Min; Li, Rui-Xi; Huang, Zhi-Li;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 12 (issn: 1662-453X, eissn: 1662-453X)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC6230653, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00807, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00807/full
  • Subject: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | Neuroscience | RC321-571 | rabies viruses | monosynaptic inputs | circadian rhythm | cholecystokinin neuron | Original Research | suprachiasmatic nucleus
    mesheuropmc: endocrine system | sense organs | hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists | nervous system | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

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-r... View more
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