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Mazzotta, G.M., Damulewicz, M., Cusumano, P. (2020). Better Sleep at Night: How Light Influences Sleep in Drosophila.  Front. Physiol. 11(): 997.
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FBrf0246877
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Review
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Sleep-like states have been described in Drosophila and the mechanisms and factors that generate and define sleep-wake profiles in this model organism are being thoroughly investigated. Sleep is controlled by both circadian and homeostatic mechanisms, and environmental factors such as light, temperature, and social stimuli are fundamental in shaping and confining sleep episodes into the correct time of the day. Among environmental cues, light seems to have a prominent function in modulating the timing of sleep during the 24 h and, in this review, we will discuss the role of light inputs in modulating the distribution of the fly sleep-wake cycles. This phenomenon is of growing interest in the modern society, where artificial light exposure during the night is a common trait, opening the possibility to study Drosophila as a model organism for investigating shift-work disorders.

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PMC7498665 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    Front. Physiol.
    Title
    Frontiers in physiology
    ISBN/ISSN
    1664-042X
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