Springer Series in Vision Research

The Retina and Circadian Rhythms

Editors: Tosini, G., Iuvone, P.M., McMahon, D.G., Collin, S.P. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the retinal circadian rhythmicity and photoreception
  • A unique publication for a special topic course in neurobiology for post-docs, upper level undergraduate or graduate courses
  • A useful tool for clinicians and healthcare providers about the daily changes in the retina and how these changes may influence treatment and outcome
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About this book

Daily rhythms are a ubiquitous feature of living systems. Generally, these rhythms are not just passive consequences of cyclic fluctuations in the environment, but instead originate within the organism. In mammals, including humans, the master pacemaker controlling 24-hour rhythms is localized in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus (SCN). This circadian clock is responsible for the temporal organization of a wide variety of functions, ranging from sleep and food intake, to physiological measures such as body temperature, heart rate and hormone release. Moreover, accumulating evidence suggests that dysfunction of the circadian rhythms due to genetic mutations or environmental factors (i.e., jet-lag or shift work) contribute to the development of many pathologies, including sleep disorders, mood and affective disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as the risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.

About the authors

About the Editors:

Gianluca Tosini is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. P. Michael Iuvone is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Douglas G. McMahon is Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology, Associate Director for Education and Training Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Director of Graduate Studies in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Shaun P. Collin is Professor, Deputy Director of the Oceans Institute and Head of the Neuroecology Group at University of Western Australia, Crawley.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tosini, Gianluca (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Fundamental Retinal Circuitry for Circadian Rhythms

    Strettoi, Enrica (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Circadian Photoreception: From Phototransduction to Behaviour

    Diepen, Hester C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Role of Melatonin and Dopamine in the Regulation of Retinal Circadian Rhythms

    Tosini, Gianluca (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Circadian Organization of the Vertebrate Retina

    McMahon, Douglas G.

    Pages 69-94

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9613-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9612-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4664-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Retina and Circadian Rhythms
Editors
  • Gianluca Tosini
  • P. Michael Iuvone
  • Douglas G. McMahon
  • Shaun P. Collin
Series Title
Springer Series in Vision Research
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9613-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9613-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9612-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4664-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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