New Study Found the Sleep Habits Of Jungle King

In this new work, the UCSF researchers also created modified mice to understand how the mutation affects the need for sleep. Thus they discovered that ADRB1 is very expressed in the brainstem bridge, a key brain region in sleep regulation.  Then, with optogenetic techniques, which use light to activate certain cells, they stimulated the neurons in which they saw the gene expressed. This stimulus caused the sleeping mice to wake up, confirming that the ADRB1 mutation promotes alertness. Although it is still necessary to know much better the mechanisms that…

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