Electrical and metabolic activity of suprachiasmatic nucleus neurons in hamster hypothalamic slices

Shigenobu Shibata, Robert Y. Moore

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Single unit neuronal activity and glucose utilization were studied in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in hypothalamic slices from the golden hamster brain in vitro. An apparent circadian rhythm was observed both in SCN single unit activity and in glucose utilization. These observation indicate that the brain slice method is useful for the analysis of pacemaker function in hamster SCN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 12
Externally publishedYes



  • Circadian rhythm
  • Hamster
  • In vitro
  • Metabolic activity
  • Single unit activity
  • Suprachiasmatic nucleus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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