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Cryptochrome proteins are key components of the circadian systems of both Drosophila and mammals. In Drosophila, they appear to be responsible for the entrainment of the circadian clock by the light-dark cycle, while in mammals they perform an important role in rhythm generation itself.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R825 - R828


Animals, Circadian Rhythm, Cryptochromes, Darkness, Drosophila, Drosophila Proteins, Eye Proteins, Flavoproteins, Light, Mammals, Nuclear Proteins, Photobiology, Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate, Protein Conformation, Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled