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The circadian clock and mood-related behavior : addendum to Hampp G. et al., Regulation of monoamine oxidase a by circadian-clock components implies clock influence on mood. Curr Biol 18:678–83, 2008.

Hampp, Gabriele ; Albrecht, Urs

In: Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2008, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 1-3

Over many years evidence accumulated that circadian rhythms are related to psychiatric disorders.1-3 However, a mechanistic relationship between the circadian clock and mood related behaviors remained enigmatic. Now, we have reported that monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), a mitochondrial enzyme degrading catecholamines including dopamine, is regulated by components of the circadian clock .4...

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A guideline for analyzing circadian wheel-running behavior in rodents under different lighting conditions

Jud, Corinne ; Schmutz, Isabelle ; Hampp, Gabriele ; Oster, Henrik ; Albrecht, Urs

In: Biological Procedures Online 2005, 7(1)/101-116/

Most behavioral experiments within circadian research are based on the analysis of locomotor activity. This paper introduces scientists to chronobiology by explaining the basic terminology used within the field. Furthermore, it aims to assist in designing, carrying out, and evaluating wheel-running experiments with rodents, particularly mice. Since light is an easily applicable stimulus that...