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Dim scotopic illumination accelerates the reentrainment following simulated jetlags in a diurnal experimental model, Drosophila.
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PMID:  23802034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Jetlag results from the misalignment between the endogenous circadian timing and the civil timing after a transmeridian flight. Efficacy of the dim nocturnal illumination (0.03 lx) in accelerating the reentrainment following simulated jetlags in Drosophila biarmipes was examined by subjecting the flies to 24 h light-dark cycles in which the 12 h photophase was at 300 lx for all flies but the scotophase was at 0 and 0.03 lx for the control and experimental flies, respectively. Reentrainment was always faster in the experimental flies than the control ones. Moreover, unlike melatonin, the dimly lit nights accelerated the reentrainment following both, the phase advance and delay of the light-dark cycles. This study might have potential application as a non-drug jetlag treatment.
Authors:
Boynao Sinam; Shweta Sharma; Pooja Thakurdas; Madhukar Kasture; Ashok Shivagaje; Dilip Joshi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicative & integrative biology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1942-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun Integr Biol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-26     Completed Date:  2013-06-27     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101478473     Medline TA:  Commun Integr Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e22279     Citation Subset:  -    
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