ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-190801-22
Circadian Vision in Zebrafish: From Molecule to Cell and from Neural Network to Behavior
Li, L.
Date: 2019
Source: Journal of biological rhythms   34(5): 451-462 (Review)
Registered Authors: Li, Lei
Keywords: circadian rhythm, dopamine, opsin, pineal gland, retina, visual sensitivity, zebrafish
MeSH Terms: none
PubMed: 31364450 Full text @ J. Biol. Rhythms
Most visual system functions, such as opsin gene expression, retinal neural transmission, light perception, and visual sensitivity, display robust day-night rhythms. The rhythms persist in constant lighting conditions, suggesting the involvement of endogenous circadian clocks. While the circadian pacemakers that control the rhythms of animal behaviors are mostly found in the forebrain and midbrain, self-sustained circadian oscillators are also present in the neural retina, where they play important roles in the regulation of circadian vision. This review highlights some of the correlative studies of the circadian control of visual system functions in zebrafish. Because zebrafish maintain a high evolutionary proximity to mammals, the findings from zebrafish research may provide insights for a better understanding of the mechanisms of circadian vision in other vertebrate species including humans.