The cryptochromes serve as breaks to slow the clock activity.

The cryptochromes serve as breaks to slow the clock activity, signaling our biological systems to wind down each evening. In the morning, they stop inhibiting the clock activity, helping our physiology ramp for the next day. – ‘We have found that not only crytopchromes importance for the functioning of the circadian clock, they regulate glucocorticoid … [Read more…]