Purinergic Mechanisms in Homeostatic Sleep Control
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2017 -
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The broad objective of this proposal is to understand the cellular mechanisms which control sleepiness. Sleep deprivation (SD) and insomnia are experienced by ~40% of military personnel immediately after deployment and SD is a well-known risk factor that adversely affects the mental health of veterans. The basal forebrain (BF) is an important brain region for controlling the increased propensity for sleep after SD i.e. sleep homeostasis. Previous grant cycles investigated how sleep homeostasis i...