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Sleep, clocks, and synaptic plasticity
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology. Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Uruguay.
2014 (English)In: TINS - Trends in Neurosciences, ISSN 0166-2236, E-ISSN 1878-108X, Vol. 37, no 9, 491-501 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sleep is widely believed to play an essential role in synaptic plasticity. However, the precise mechanisms governing this presumptive function are largely unknown. There is also evidence for independent circadian oscillations in synaptic strength and morphology. Therefore, synaptic changes observed after sleep reflect interactions between state-dependent (e.g., wake versus sleep) and state-independent (circadian) processes. In this review we consider how sleep and biological clocks influence synaptic plasticity. We discuss these findings in the context of current plasticity-based theories of sleep function and propose a new model that integrates circadian and brain-state influences on synaptic plasticity.

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2014. Vol. 37, no 9, 491-501 p.
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synapse, function, circadian, cortex, invertebrate, vertebrate, brain
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108546DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2014.06.005ISI: 000342271600005OAI: diva2:761956


Available from: 2014-11-10 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-10Bibliographically approved

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