Metabolic cycles as an underlying basis of biological oscillations

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Abstract

The evolutionary origins of periodic phenomena in biology, such as the circadian cycle, the hibernation cycle and the sleep-wake cycle, remain a mystery. We discuss the concept of temporal compartmentalization of metabolism that takes place during such cycles, and suggest that cyclic changes in a cell's metabolic state might be a fundamental driving force for such biological oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-701
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2006

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Metabolic cycles as an underlying basis of biological oscillations. / Tu, Benjamin P.; McKnight, Steven L.

In: Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Vol. 7, No. 9, 19.09.2006, p. 696-701.

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