circadian oscillator

circadian oscillator

a tissue or cellular aggregate that acts as a biologic clock.
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Many circadian oscillators regulate developmental and behavioural events in the flesh-fly, Sarcophaga argyrostoma.
Restricted feeding uncouples circadian oscillators in peripheral tissues from the central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.
It suggests that there are circadian oscillators all over," says Michael Menaker of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who discovered that the mammalian retina has its own biological clock (SN: 4/20/96, p.
Resetting central and peripheral circadian oscillators in transgenic rats.
Circadian rhythms are directed by a master biological block in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) as well as circadian oscillators in all brain regions and peripheral tissues.
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