The Resource Light and biological rhythms in man, edited by L. Wetterberg

Light and biological rhythms in man, edited by L. Wetterberg

Label
Light and biological rhythms in man
Title
Light and biological rhythms in man
Statement of responsibility
edited by L. Wetterberg
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, current knowledge on light as a regulator of biological rhythms is considered from both basic science and clinical perspectives. Chapters by leading experts cover the whole range of biological rhythms, from infradian and circadian to the longer ultradian rhythms, in a wide variety of mammalian species. The chapters on humans provide a basis on which to establish mechanisms for mediating the therapeutic and physiologically beneficial effects of light as a regulator of rhythms in health and disease
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
612/.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
QP84.6
LC item number
.L54 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wenner-Gren International Series
Series volume
Volume 63
Label
Light and biological rhythms in man, edited by L. Wetterberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Light and Biological Rhythms in Man; Copyright Page; Preface; Table of Contents; Special lecture; Chapter 1. Biological Rhythms: From Gene Expression to Behavior; Introduction; Components of circadian systems; Physiological organization of vertebrate circadian systems; The mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus; Functional properties of photic entrainment in mammals; Role of macromolecular synthesis in mammalian circadian rhythms; Photic regulation of immediate-early genes in the SCN; Light induces phosphorylation of the transcription factor, CREB, in the SCN
  • Chapter 8. Distribution of the Melatonin Receptor in the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates. Kinetic Parameters and Signal Transduction PathwaysIntroduction; Distribution of the melatonin receptor; Kinetic parameters and signal transduction pathways; References; Alphabetical list of the abbreviations used in the figures; Chapter 9. Neurotransmitters and Peptides in the Pineal Gland; Abstract; References; Chapter 10. The Mammalian Pineal Gland as an End Organ of the Visual System; Introduction; Pineal melatonin synthesis and light; Light intensity effects; Light wavelength effects
  • The maternal SCN transduces circadian information for the fetusWhat are the maternal entraining signal(s); Discovery of a functional dopamine system within the fetal SCN; Postnatal maternal entrainment; References; Section II: Anatomy and Physiology of Light Regulated Endogenous Oscillators; Chapter 7. Daily Melatonin Infusion Entrains Free-Running Activity in Syrian and Siberian Hamsters; Introduction; Material and methods; Discussion; Are these results of physiological importance?; Acknowledgements; References
  • Unresolved issues concerning Fos/AP-1Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Section I: Light and Light Perception; Chapter 2. Light-Definitions and Measurements; Light; The visible spectrum; Ultraviolet radiation; Photometric quantities; Measurement; References; Chapter 3. Mechanisms in the Eye that Mediate the Biological and Therapeutic Effects of Light in Humans; Introduction; Light-induced suppression of melatonin in humans; Influence of gaze direction on light effects; Influence of ocular media transmission on light effects; Pupillary diameter mediates biological effects of light
  • Wavelength sensitivity for light effectsConclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4. The Mammalian Melatonin Rhythm Generating System; Historical perspective; Functional anatomy; Development; Evolution; References; Chapter 5. Circadian Photoreception in Mammals and Other Vertebrates; Identification of circadian photoreceptors in non-mammalian vertebrates; Identification of circadian photoreceptors in mammals; Implications; References; Chapter 6. Maternal Entrainment of a Fetal Biological Clock; Introduction; A biological clock is oscillating in the fetus
Control code
ocn899000341
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (461 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781483295428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, photographs
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899000341
  • pebc1483295427

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