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Tick, tock, a β-cell clock

The daily light–dark cycle affects many aspects of normal physiology through the activity of circadian clocks. It emerges that the pancreas has a clock of its own, which responds to energy fluctuations.

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Figure 1: Going by the local clock.

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Lamia, K., Evans, R. Tick, tock, a β-cell clock. Nature 466, 571–572 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466571a

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