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Chronobiology International

Adrian Andrzej Chrobak, Anna Tereszko, Daria Dembinska-Krajewska, Aleksandra Arciszewska, Marcin Siwek, Dominika Dudek, Janusz Rybakowski
Chronotype is a stable trait presenting one's circardian preference. Since chronotype disturbances are common in patients with affective disorders, our aim is to evaluate chronotypes related to affective temperaments, measured with the temperament evaluation of Memphis, Pisa and San Diego-Autoquestionnaire (TEMPS-A). The study included 618 subjects (151 men and 467 women) within the framework of web-based design. They all fulfilled a questionnaire, consisting of the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM), Sleep Wake Pattern Assessment Questionnaire (SWPAQ), and the TEMPS-A scale...
October 13, 2016: Chronobiology International
Lisa A Gottlieb, Anniek Lubberding, Anders Peter Larsen, Morten B Thomsen
Potassium Channel Interacting Protein 2 (KChIP2) is suggested to be responsible for the circadian rhythm in repolarization duration, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the hypothesis that there is no circadian rhythm in QT interval in the absence of KChIP2. Implanted telemetric devices recorded electrocardiogram continuously for 5 days in conscious wild-type mice (WT, n = 9) and KChIP2(-/-) mice (n = 9) in light:dark periods and in complete darkness. QT intervals were determined from all RR intervals and corrected for heart rate (QT100 = QT/(RR/100)(1/2))...
October 13, 2016: Chronobiology International
Charlotte C Gupta, Jill Dorrian, Crystal L Grant, Maja Pajcin, Alison M Coates, David J Kennaway, Gary A Wittert, Leonie K Heilbronn, Chris B Della Vedova, Siobhan Banks
Shiftworkers have impaired performance when driving at night and they also alter their eating patterns during nightshifts. However, it is unknown whether driving at night is influenced by the timing of eating. This study aims to explore the effects of timing of eating on simulated driving performance across four simulated nightshifts. Healthy, non-shiftworking males aged 18-35 years (n = 10) were allocated to either an eating at night (n = 5) or no eating at night (n = 5) condition. During the simulated nightshifts at 1730, 2030 and 0300 h, participants performed a 40-min driving simulation, 3-min Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT-B), and recorded their ratings of sleepiness on a subjective scale...
October 13, 2016: Chronobiology International
Stefan Mendt, Martina Anna Maggioni, Michael Nordine, Mathias Steinach, Oliver Opatz, Daniel Belavý, Dieter Felsenberg, Jochim Koch, Peng Shang, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Alexander Stahn
Continuous recordings of core body temperature (CBT) are a well-established approach in describing circadian rhythms. Given the discomfort of invasive CBT measurement techniques, the use of skin temperature recordings has been proposed as a surrogate. More recently, we proposed a heat-flux approach (the so-called Double Sensor) for monitoring CBT. Studies investigating the reliability of the heat-flux approach over a 24-hour period, as well as comparisons with skin temperature recordings, are however lacking...
October 11, 2016: Chronobiology International
Juuso S Nissilä, Satu K Mänttäri, Terttu T Särkioja, Hannu J Tuominen, Timo E Takala, Vesa J Kiviniemi, Raija T Sormunen, Seppo Y O Saarela, Markku J Timonen
Until now, melanopsin (OPN4) - a specialized photopigment being responsive especially to blue light wavelengths - has not been found in the human brain at protein level outside the retina. More specifically, OPN4 has only been found in about 2% of retinal ganglion cells (i.e. in intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells), and in a subtype of retinal cone-cells. Given that Allen Institute for Brain Science has described a wide distribution of OPN4 mRNA in two human brains, we aimed to investigate whether OPN4 is present in the human brain also at protein level...
September 30, 2016: Chronobiology International
Satish Sen, Hélène Raingard, Stéphanie Dumont, Andries Kalsbeek, Patrick Vuillez, Etienne Challet
Restricted feeding during the resting period causes pronounced shifts in a number of peripheral clocks, but not the central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). By contrast, daily caloric restriction impacts also the light-entrained SCN clock, as indicated by shifted oscillations of clock (PER1) and clock-controlled (vasopressin) proteins. To determine if these SCN changes are due to the metabolic or timing cues of the restricted feeding, mice were challenged with an ultradian 6-meals schedule (1 food access every 4 h) to abolish the daily periodicity of feeding...
September 26, 2016: Chronobiology International
Niall M McGowan, Bogdan I Voinescu, Andrew N Coogan
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioural disorder which has been associated with sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances. Numerous studies have linked evening circadian typology with traits and behaviours associated with the disorder, although a precise reason for this relationship has not been clarified. The current study examines ADHD symptoms, impulsivity, cognitive failures, sleep quality and chronotype in a cohort of healthy young adults (N = 396). Results show significant, small magnitude associations between mid-point of sleep on free days, social jetlag (SJL) and ADHD symptoms and impulsivity, although not with cognitive failures...
September 26, 2016: Chronobiology International
Rodrigo Antonio Peliciari-Garcia, Rafael Maso Prévide, Maria Tereza Nunes, Martin Elliot Young
Triiodothyronine (T3) is an important modulator of cardiac metabolism and function, often through modulation of gene expression. The cardiomyocyte circadian clock is a transcriptionally based molecular mechanism capable of regulating cardiac processes, in part by modulating responsiveness of the heart to extra-cardiac stimuli/stresses in a time-of-day (TOD)-dependent manner. Although TOD-dependent oscillations in circulating levels of T3 (and its intermediates) have been established, oscillations in T3 sensitivity in the heart is unknown...
September 23, 2016: Chronobiology International
Lenka Polidarová, Pavel Houdek, Martin Sládek, Zuzana Novosadová, Jiří Pácha, Alena Sumová
Colonic function is controlled by an endogenous clock that allows the colon to optimize its function on the daytime basis. For the first time, this study provided evidence that the clock is synchronized by rhythmic hormonal signals. In rat colon, adrenalectomy decreased and repeated applications of dexamethasone selectively rescued circadian rhythm in the expression of the clock gene Per1. Dexamethasone entrained the colonic clock in explants from mPer2(Luc) mice in vitro. In contrast, pinealectomy had no effect on the rat colonic clock, and repeated melatonin injections were not able to rescue the clock in animals maintained in constant light...
September 23, 2016: Chronobiology International
Hye-Min Song, Chul-Hyun Cho, Heon-Jeong Lee, Joung Ho Moon, Seung-Gul Kang, Ho-Kyoung Yoon, Young-Min Park, Leen Kim
Polymorphisms in human circadian genes are potential genetic markers that affect diurnal preference in several populations. In this study, we evaluated whether four polymorphisms in circadian genes CLOCK, ARNTL, PER2, and GNB3 were associated with diurnal preference in a Korean population. In all, 499 healthy subjects were genotyped for four functional polymorphisms in CLOCK, ARNTL, PER2, and GNB3. Composite scale of morningness (CSM) was applied to measure phenotype patterns of human diurnal preference. In addition, three subscale scores, i...
September 23, 2016: Chronobiology International
Daniela Wey, Johanna Garefelt, Frida M Fischer, Claudia R Moreno, Arne Lowden
Daytime workers tend to have shorter sleep duration and earlier sleep onset during work days than on days off. Large individual differences in sleep onset and sleep duration may be observed on work days, but work usually synchronizes sleep offset to a similar time. The present study describes individual differences in sleep behaviour of 48 daytime workers (25 men, aged 20-58 years) from an iron ore mine in Northern Sweden. The aim of the study was to determine whether differences in sleep patterns during work days were associated with the outcomes of sleepiness and sleep complaints...
September 16, 2016: Chronobiology International
Kneginja Richter, Sophia Adam, Lennard Geiss, Lukas Peter, Guenter Niklewski
OBJECTIVE: To summarize research on couple sleeping with respect to gender-specific differences and chronotype. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature. RESULTS: Millions of adults around the world share their beds with a partner. This may be an expression of intimacy and attachment and tends to intensify romantic relationships. Yet, couple sleeping still has underestimated implications for the quality of the relationship, quality of sleep and for physical and psychological health which are not consistently positive...
September 13, 2016: Chronobiology International
Juan Manuel Antúnez, María Del Mar Capella, José Francisco Navarro, Ana Adan
Although there have been described alterations of circadian rhythmicity both in patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), the circadian characteristics of SUD patients with comorbid MDD (SUD-MDD) are unknown. Likewise, the possible influence of the different modalities of treatments (ambulatory or therapeutic community) upon the circadian rhythmicity of SUD patients has not been characterized. Therefore, this study analyzes the circadian rhythmic profiles of SUD and SUD-MDD patients under ambulatory and therapeutic community treatment...
September 9, 2016: Chronobiology International
Nicole Lovato, Gorica Micic, Michael Gradisar, Sally A Ferguson, Helen J Burgess, David J Kennaway, Leon Lack
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of bright light and/or melatonin treatment for Delayed Sleep Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD) is contingent upon an accurate clinical assessment of the circadian phase. However, the process of determining this circadian phase can be costly and is not yet readily available in the clinical setting. The present study investigated whether more cost-effective and convenient estimates of the circadian phase, such as self-reported sleep timing, can be used to predict the circadian phase and guide the timing of light and/or melatonin treatment (i...
September 9, 2016: Chronobiology International
Yasmine M Cissé, Juan Peng, Randy J Nelson
Dim light at night (dLAN) disrupts circadian organization and influences adult behavior. We examined early dLAN exposure on adult affective responses. Beginning 3 (juvenile) or 5 weeks (adolescent) of age, mice were maintained in standard light-dark cycles or exposed to nightly dLAN (5 lx) for 5 weeks, then anxiety-like and fear responses were assessed. Hypothalami were collected around the clock to assess core clock genes. Exposure to dLAN at either age increased anxiety-like responses in adults. Clock and Rev-ERB expression were altered by exposure to dLAN...
September 3, 2016: Chronobiology International
Marc Ingenwerth, Anna Lena Reinbeck, Anna Stahr, Hans-Joachim Partke, Michael Roden, Volker Burkart, Charlotte von Gall
Circadian disruption is associated with the development of diabetes. Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice show abnormal diurnal profiles in energy balance and locomotor activity suggesting circadian misalignment. Therefore, we analyzed cFos and mPER1 as markers for rhythmic neuronal activity within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of wildtype (WT) and non-diabetic (nNOD) as well as acutely diabetic NOD (dNOD) mice. cFos levels show a day/night difference in both WT and nNOD but not in dNOD. mPER1 levels did not show a day/night difference in both nNOD and dNOD...
September 2, 2016: Chronobiology International
Francisco Romo-Nava, Silvia A Tafoya, Joaquín Gutiérrez-Soriano, Yanik Osorio, Pilar Carriedo, Bárbara Ocampo, Rosa I Bobadilla, Gerhard Heinze
Depression is a multifactorial illness that is highly prevalent among medical students (MS). Chronotypes, which reflect circadian preference in humans, as well as academic stress have been associated with depression in different populations. However, it is not known how chronotype and stress might alone or in combination, associate with depression in MS. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the association between stress, chronotype and depression in MS. In a cross-sectional study, we evaluated a total of 1068 medical students from a public Medical School in Mexico City...
August 31, 2016: Chronobiology International
Markus Canazei, Wilfried Pohl, Harald R Bliem, Elisabeth M Weiss
Short-wavelength and short-wavelength-enhanced light have a strong impact on night-time working performance, subjective feelings of alertness and circadian physiology. In the present study, we investigated acute effects of white light sources with varied reduced portions of short wavelengths on cognitive and visual performance, mood and cardiac output.Thirty-one healthy subjects were investigated in a balanced cross-over design under three light spectra in a simulated night-shift paradigm without circadian adaptation...
August 31, 2016: Chronobiology International
Alicia Carissimi, Alessandra Castro Martins, Fabiane Dresch, Lilian Corrêa da Silva, Cristian Patrick Zeni, Maria Paz Hidalgo
School start time influences sleep parameters. Differences between circadian sleep parameters on weekends and weekdays have been associated with obesity, sleep, and psychiatric disorders. Moreover, circadian rhythm dysregulation affects the secretion of some hormones, such as melatonin and cortisol. In the current study, we investigate the effect of school start time on cortisol and melatonin levels in a community sample of Brazilian children and adolescents. This was a cross-sectional study of 454 students (mean age, 12...
August 31, 2016: Chronobiology International
So-Jin Lee, Chul-Soo Park, Bong-Jo Kim, Cheol-Soon Lee, Boseok Cha, Yu Jin Lee, Minah Soh, Jin Ah Park, Park So Young, Eun Hye Song
Circadian typology and sleep quality may be essential factors associated with the promotion of resilience. However, previous studies investigating the association between circadian typology and resilience did not analyze the effects of sleep quality on resilience. Thus, the present study evaluated the association between circadian typology and resilience in Korean college students after controlling for sleep quality. Additionally, this study investigated several sleep-related variables, including sleep duration, social jetlag and sunlight exposure during the daytime, to examine the modifiable behavioral features of morningness and also investigated whether the findings regarding morningness-related modifiable habits were associated with resilience...
August 30, 2016: Chronobiology International
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