A New Way for the Hypothalamus to Control Sleep

Material below summarizes the article, QRFP and Its Receptors Regulate Locomotor Activity and Sleep in Zebrafish, published on February 10, 2016, in The Journal of Neuroscience and authored by Audrey Chen, Cindy N. Chiu, Eric A. Mosser, Sohini Khan, Rory Spence, and David A. Prober.

Sleep is an evolutionarily conserved behavioral state whose regulation is poorly understood. The hypothalamus is thought to play a key role in regulating sleep in vertebrate animals, but few sleep-promoting signaling pathways have been identified.

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David Prober
David Prober is an assistant professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology.

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