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Recent studies suggest that a class of proteins known as cryptochromes have an evolutionarily conserved role in the entrainment of circadian rhythms to the night-day cycle. While the evidence reported is intriguing, the notion that cryptochromes have the same role in all species requires further investigation.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R214 - R217


Animals, Arabidopsis, Arabidopsis Proteins, Circadian Rhythm, Cryptochromes, Darkness, Drosophila Proteins, Drosophila melanogaster, Evolution, Molecular, Eye Proteins, Flavoproteins, Insect Proteins, Light, Mammals, Mice, Mice, Knockout, Photochemistry, Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate, Plant Proteins, Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled, Species Specificity