16 Nov2018

Talk : Associate Professor, Huang, Rong-Chi


2018.11.16  Glucose regulation of the central clock


Speaker: Huang, Rong-Chi (Associate Professor, Division of Physiology and Pharmacology, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Chang Gung University)

Date: 2018.11.16 (Fri.)  15:00-17:00pm

Location: 12 Floor , Conference room, DA-AN Branch, Taipei Medical University



Energy metabolism and circadian rhythm intimately interact with each other. Glucose as a key nutrient best exemplifies such an intimately interlinked process between the circadian clock and energy metabolism: the SCN controls the circadian rhythm of plasma glucose and the availability of which can feedback to regulate the SCN. I will discuss the role of the SCN in glucose metabolism and ways how the SCN neurons may act as glucose sensors to respond to glucose shortage.