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It's derived from the Latin roots'circa' (about) and'diem' (day) and acts as an important regulator of a wide variety of physiological functions such as metabolism, sleep, body temperature, blood pressure, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and renal function. Consists of two significant components: the central clock, living in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the brain, and the peripheral clocks which are found in virtually every tissue and organ system.
|DNA photolyase class-1 family|
|Sequence:||12; NC_000012.12 (106991364..107093872, complement)|
Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Translocated to the nucleus through interaction with other clock proteins such as PER2 or ARNTL/BMAL1.