Single Gene Controls Jet Lag
Read the full article Single Gene Controls Jet Lag at NeuroscienceNews.com.
Salk researchers discover a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep.
The research is in eLife. (full open access)
Research: “Lhx1 maintains synchrony among circadian oscillator neurons of the SCN” by Megumi Hatori, Shubhroz Gill, Ludovic S Mure, Martyn Goulding, Dennis DM O’Leary, Satchidananda Panda in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.03357
Image: A peptide responsible for cell communication in the brain, Vip (green) is reduced in the brains of mice that have little or no Lhx1 (right). Credit Salk Institute.