Serotonin shifts the phase of the orcadian rhythm from the Aplysia eye

G. Corrent, D. J. McAdoo, A. Eskin

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Abstract

A putative neurotransmitter, serotonin, may be used to transmit temporal information in the eye of Aplysia, because it can shift the phase of the circadian rhythm of spontaneous optic nerve impulses from the eye and the eye contains a significant quantity of serotonin. Serotonin acts either directly on the cell, or cells, containing the circadian pacemaker or on cells electronically coupled to the pacemaker cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-979
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume202
Issue number4371
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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