Genetic analysis identifies proteins controlling sleep in mice (published on Nature)
A team led by Hiromasa Funato and Masashi Yanagisawa of WPI-IIIS use genetic screening approach to identify mutations that affect sleep/wakefulness in mice; amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep shown to be regulated by NALCN and SIK3 proteins, respectively. This landmark paper was published in the online issue of Nature on November 3rd.
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Also covered in the website of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center