Dec 31, 2002

The cerebral circulation during sleep: regulation mechanisms and functional implications

Sleep Medicine Reviews
G ZoccoliC Franzini


Cerebral blood flow measurements during sleep are reviewed and discussed in relation to the different techniques utilized (Positron Emission Tomography, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Flowmeters, Radioactive MicroIspheres, Brain Temperature Recordings, Spectrophotometry) since these methodological approaches aim at diverse features of circulation changes in the spatial or temporal domain. The regulation of cerebral circulation during sleep reveals no specific state-dependent features, flow-activity coupling being the prevailing mechanism, with O(2) as the primary candidate for the metabolic side of the link. On a general level, the latest data on brain circulation are compatible with the classical hypothesis of a "restorative" function of sleep processes.

Mentioned in this Paper

Metabolic Process, Cellular
Cerebral Blood Flow Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Sleep Stages
Spectrophotometry, Analyte Not Elsewhere Specified in CPT
Cerebrovascular Circulation

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas account for >90% of all tumors in the head and neck region. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma incidence has increased dramatically recently with little improvement in patient outcomes. Here is the latest research on this aggressive malignancy.

Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis

Neural stem cells play a critical role in the production of neuronal cells in neurogenesis is of great importance. Of interest is the role signalling mechanisms in adult neurogenesis. Discover the latest research on signalling in adult neurogenesis.

Psychiatric Chronotherapy

Psychiatric Chronotherapy considers the circadian rhythm as a major factor for optimizing therapeutic efficacy of psychiatric interventions. Discover the latest research on Psychiatric Chronotherapy here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.