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Acquisition and usage of circadian information by peripheral organs.

Meulen, M.J. van der (2010) Acquisition and usage of circadian information by peripheral organs. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

The SCN, or central pacemaker, is considered as the structure governing the circadian organization in our body and entraining other peripheral oscillators. Peripheral tissues, such as the liver, need an oscillator to economize energy expenditure, keep homeostasis and reduce harmful processes. The liver can be entrained by various factors and pathways including feeding rhythms and direct and indirect pathways originating from the SCN. Interestingly, the way the liver is entrained depends on the availability of food and the metabolic state of the body. This indicates that the circadian system can be flexible and is not entirely hierarchical organized.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:31
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9284

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