Glia got rhythm
Department of Neurobiology
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Circadian Rhythm; DNA-Binding Proteins; Drosophila; Drosophila Proteins; Motor Activity; Neuroglia
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Whether CNS glial cells play an important role in the regulation of complex behaviors has been a longstanding question. In this issue of Neuron, Suh and Jackson demonstrate a circadian rhythmicity in glial expression of ebony, an N-beta-alanyl-biogenic amine synthase, and show that Ebony activity in glia is essential for the proper regulation of Drosophila circadian behavior.
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Citation: Neuron. 2007 Aug 2;55(3):337-9. Link to article on publisher's site