Lego clocks: building a clock from parts.
|Authors:||Brunner M, Simons MJ, Merrow M.|
|CellNetworks People:||Brunner Michael|
|Journal:||Genes Dev. 2008 Jun 1;22(11):1422-6.|
A new finding opens up speculation that the molecular mechanism of circadian clocks in Synechococcus elongatus is composed of multiple oscillator systems (Kitayama and colleagues, this issue, pp. 1513-1521), as has been described in many eukaryotic clock model systems. However, an alternative intepretation is that the pacemaker mechanism-as previously suggested-lies primarily in the rate of ATP hydrolysis by the clock protein KaiC.