Cold Temperatures Fire up Circadian Neurons

Cell Metab. 2018 May 1;27(5):951-953. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.04.016.


Circadian clocks monitor both light and temperature cycles to entrain behavior and physiology to the environment. Recently in Nature, Yadlapalli et al. (2018) identified a subgroup of Drosophila clock neurons that responds to temperature input with changes in intracellular calcium and mediates effects of temperature on circadian entrainment and sleep.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Circadian Clocks*
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Cold Temperature
  • Neurons
  • Temperature