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Yes very interesting Data, sleep has been found to be related to mushroom bodies, and anatomical changes in neurons that precipitate long term memory ie learning from experience:Data said:
_http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16760980 said:Sleep is one of the few major whole-organ phenomena for which no function and no underlying mechanism have been conclusively demonstrated. Sleep could result from global changes in the brain during wakefulness or it could be regulated by specific loci that recruit the rest of the brain into the electrical and metabolic states characteristic of sleep. Here we address this issue by exploiting the genetic tractability of the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, which exhibits the hallmarks of vertebrate sleep. We show that large changes in sleep are achieved by spatial and temporal enhancement of cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activity specifically in the adult mushroom bodies of Drosophila. Other manipulations of the mushroom bodies, such as electrical silencing, increasing excitation or ablation, also alter sleep. These results link sleep regulation to an anatomical locus known to be involved in learning and memory.
Q: [Moaning and Laughter] (Perceval) People should stop thinking about their own little country, and start thinking about the world as a whole. (L) Okay, I'm tired, and Andromeda's tired. So can we say goodnight? Anything that needs to be said?
A: More sleep for all! Goodbye.
Interestingly, RFR-induced increases in single and double strand DNA breaks in rat brain cells can be blocked by treating the rats with melatonin …
JayMark said:Very very interesting indeed.
But one thing to mention is that there is no distinction between the carbon atoms and the two nitrous atoms as opposed to hydrogen and oxygen which are clearly distinct.
Also, the C=O double bond isn't represented in the amide group.
The circles at the center of the benzene and pyrrole rings could represent the aromatic nature of these groups (conjugated bonds).
That might be nothing but that's the sort of detail that could be important. You guys tell me what you think.