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  • noun Plural form of cryptochrome.

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Examples

  • When you hold the back of your hand up to the window, cells called cryptochromes in your bloodstream pick up the blue spectrum of the light through your skin.

    T.S. Wiley: Sick and Tired, the Book of the Dead

  • When we're in the light, we pick up the light through our skin and carry its energy, in cells called cryptochromes, down to the symbiotic bacteria that live in our middles.

    T.S. Wiley: Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

  • When we're in the light, we pick up the light through our skin and carry its energy, in cells called cryptochromes, down to the symbiotic bacteria that live in our middles.

    T.S. Wiley: Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

  • As they report in the Public Library of Science, Henrik Mouritsen of the University of Oldenburg, in Germany, and his colleagues, think that proteins called cryptochromes are involved.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • As they report in the Public Library of Science, Henrik Mouritsen of the University of Oldenburg, in Germany, and his colleagues, think that proteins called cryptochromes are involved.

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  • Like, mice lacking a pair of molecules known as cryptochromes have an abnormal circadian rhythm.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Like mice lacking a pair of molecules known as cryptochromes have an abnormal circadian rhythm.

    Medindia Health News

  • Ancient light-sensitive genes, known as a cryptochromes, that occur in corals, fish and humans are responsible for triggering the annual mass spawning of corals that follows a full moon ...

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  • Ancient light-sensitive genes, known as a cryptochromes, that occur in corals, fish and humans are responsible for triggering the annual mass spawning of corals that follows a full moon ...

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  • They change shape, move around, and switch a myriad of genes on or off in response to blood pressure and velocity, hormones and cytokines that they detect in the blood, and (here's the big problem with not sleeping) photons of light brought into the blood by cells called cryptochromes.

    T.S. Wiley: Can Staying Up Late Cause Heart Disease?

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