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Can skin regulate the body clock?
« on: 24/04/2012 12:49:07 »
Can your skin sense enough light to help with timing issues?
Asked by Moonsnail Mandelbrot, Second Life


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Can skin regulate body clock?
« Reply #1 on: 24/04/2012 12:49:07 »
We answered this question on the show...



 Ak -   I think the bottom line is that skin cells, although they have intrinsic circadian clocks within them, cannot receive the light and make use of that light.  They need the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN), the master clock in the brain to actually be able to talk to those cells and resynchronise them.
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