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Journal of Biological Rhythms

Marta Beauchamp, Enrico Bertolini, Peter Deppisch, Jonathan Steubing, Pamela Menegazzi, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
Recently, we reported differences in the expression pattern of the blue light-sensitive flavoprotein cryptochrome (CRY) and the neuropeptide pigment-dispersing factor (PDF) in the neuronal clock network of high-latitude Drosophila species, belonging to the Drosophila subgenus ( virilis-repleta radiation), compared with cosmopolitan D. melanogaster flies, belonging to the Sophophora subgenus. Alterations in rhythmic patterns of activity due to these differences might have adaptive significance for colonizing high-latitude habitats and, hence, adjusting to long photoperiods...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Karin C H J Smolders, Samantha T Peeters, Ingrid M L C Vogels, Yvonne A W de Kort
To date, it is largely unknown which light settings define the optimum to steer alertness and cognitive control during regular daytime working hours. In the current article, we used a multimeasure approach combined with a relatively large sample size ( N = 60) and a large range of intensity levels (20-2000 lux at eye level) to investigate the dose-dependent relationship between light and correlates of alertness and executive control during regular working hours in the morning and afternoon. Each participant was exposed to a single-intensity light level for 1 h after a 30-min baseline phase (100 lux at the eye) in the morning and afternoon (on separate days) during their daily routine...
September 10, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Renske Lok, Tom Woelders, Marijke C M Gordijn, Roelof A Hut, Domien G M Beersma
Broad-spectrum light applied during the night has been shown to affect alertness in a dose-dependent manner. The goal of this experiment was to investigate whether a similar relationship could be established for light exposure during daytime. Fifty healthy participants were subjected to a paradigm (0730-1730 h) in which they were intermittently exposed to 1.5 h of dim light (<10 lux) and 1 h of experimental light (24-2000 lux). The same intensity of experimental light was used throughout the day, resulting in groups of 10 subjects per intensity...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Renske Lok, Karin C H J Smolders, Domien G M Beersma, Yvonne A W de Kort
Light is known to elicit non-image-forming responses, such as effects on alertness. This has been reported especially during light exposure at night. Nighttime results might not be translatable to the day. This article aims to provide an overview of (1) neural mechanisms regulating alertness, (2) ways of measuring and quantifying alertness, and (3) the current literature specifically regarding effects of different intensities of white light on various measures and correlates of alertness during the daytime...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
André Malan, Dominique Ciocca, Etienne Challet, Paul Pévet
Syrian hamsters may present 2 types of torpor when exposed to ambient temperatures in the winter season, from 8°C to 22°C (short photoperiod). The first is daily torpor, which is controlled by the master circadian clock of the body, located in the SCN. In this paper, we show that daily torpor bout duration is unchanged over the 8°C to 22°C temperature range, as predicted from the thermal compensation of circadian clocks. These findings contrast with the second type of torpor: multi-day torpor or classic hibernation...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Yujiro Yamanaka, Sato Honma, Ken-Ichi Honma
The onset and offset of an activity band in the circadian behavioral rhythm are known to differentially reentrain to shifted light-dark cycles (LD). Differential reentrainment could be explained by different light responsivities of circadian oscillators underlying these phase-markers. In contrast, reentrainment is accelerated by exposure to nonphotic time cues such as timed wheel-running. However, the relationship between the 2 oscillators and nonphotic acceleration of reentrainment is largely unknown. We examined phase-shifts of the mouse behavioral rhythm in response to an 8-h phase-advanced shift of LD and effects of behavioral interventions: maintained in a home cage (HC), exposed to a running wheel (RW) in HC (HC+RW), transferred to a new cage (NC), and exposed to RW in NC (NC+RW)...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Kelin L Wheaton, Katelin F Hansen, Sydney Aten, Kyle A Sullivan, Hyojung Yoon, Kari R Hoyt, Karl Obrietan
Within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)-the locus of the master circadian clock- transcriptional regulation via the CREB/CRE pathway is implicated in the functioning of the molecular clock timing process, and is a key conduit through which photic input entrains the oscillator. One event driving CRE-mediated transcription is the phosphorylation of CREB at serine 133 (Ser133 ). Indeed, numerous reporter gene assays have shown that an alanine point mutation in Ser133 reduces CREB-mediated transcription. Here, we sought to examine the contribution of Ser133 phosphorylation to the functional role of CREB in SCN clock physiology in vivo...
September 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Azure D Grant, Kathryn Wilsterman, Benjamin L Smarr, Lance J Kriegsfeld
Whereas long-period temporal structures in endocrine dynamics have been well studied, endocrine rhythms on the scale of hours are relatively unexplored. The study of these ultradian rhythms (URs) has remained nascent, in part, because a theoretical framework unifying ultradian patterns across systems has not been established. The present overview proposes a conceptual coupled oscillator network model of URs in which oscillating hormonal outputs, or nodes, are connected by edges representing the strength of node-node coupling...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
David McBride, Linda Petzold
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the master clock of the brain. It is a network of neurons that behave like biological oscillators, capable of synchronizing and maintaining daily rhythms. The detailed structure of this network is still unknown, and the role that the connectivity pattern plays in the network's ability to generate robust oscillations has yet to be fully elucidated. In recent work, we used an information theory-based technique to infer the structure of the functional network for synchronization, from bioluminescence reporter data...
August 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Daniel S Whittaker, Dawn H Loh, Huei-Bin Wang, Yu Tahara, Dika Kuljis, Tamara Cutler, Cristina A Ghiani, Shigenobu Shibata, Gene D Block, Christopher S Colwell
Huntington's disease (HD) patients suffer from progressive neurodegeneration that results in cognitive, psychiatric, cardiovascular, and motor dysfunction. Disturbances in sleep-wake cycles are common among HD patients with reports of delayed sleep onset, frequent bedtime awakenings, and excessive fatigue. The BACHD mouse model exhibits many HD core symptoms including circadian dysfunction. Because circadian dysfunction manifests early in the disease in both patients and mouse models, we sought to determine if early interventions that improve circadian rhythmicity could benefit HD symptoms and delay disease progression...
August 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Elena Ferrazzi, Chiara Romualdi, Michele Ocello, Giovanni Frighetto, Matteo Turco, Stefania Vigolo, Fabrizio Fabris, Paolo Angeli, Gianna Vettore, Rodolfo Costa, Sara Montagnese
Daylight saving time (DST) is a source of circadian disruption impinging on millions of people every year. Our aim was to assess modifications, if any, in the number, type, and outcome of Accident & Emergency (A&E) visits/return visits over the DST months. The study included 366,527 visits and 84,380 return visits to the A&E of Padova hospital (Northern Italy) over 3 periods between the years 2007 and 2016: period 1 (2 weeks prior to DST to 19 weeks after), period 2 (2 weeks prior to the return to "winter time" to 4 weeks after), and period 3 (5 consecutive non-DST weeks)...
July 30, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Ivy C Mason, Mohamed Boubekri, Mariana G Figueiro, Brant P Hasler, Samer Hattar, Steven M Hill, Randy J Nelson, Katherine M Sharkey, Kenneth P Wright, Windy A Boyd, Marishka K Brown, Aaron D Laposky, Michael J Twery, Phyllis C Zee
Despite the omnipresence of artificial and natural light exposure, there exists little guidance in the United States and elsewhere on light exposure in terms of timing, intensity, spectrum, and other light characteristics known to affect human health, performance, and well-being; in parallel, there is little information regarding the quantity and characteristics of light exposure that people receive. To address this, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, in the Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, held a workshop in August 2016 on circadian health and light...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Christina L Ruby, Natalie M Verbanes, Kaitlyn N Palmer, Catherine F Zisk, David J Bunion, Laura N Marinos
Caffeine is widely used to reduce sedation and increase alertness. However, long-term caffeine use may disrupt circadian (daily, 24-h) rhythms and thereby negatively affect health. Here, we examined the effect of caffeine on photic regulation of circadian activity rhythms in mice. We found that entrainment to a standard 12-h light, 12-h dark (LD) photocycle was delayed during oral self-administration of caffeine. Both acute, high-dose caffeine and chronic, oral caffeine exposure potentiated photic phase-delays in mice, suggesting a possible mechanism by which entrainment to LD was delayed...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Julie S Pendergast, Shin Yamazaki
The food-entrainable oscillator (FEO) is a mysterious circadian clock because its anatomical location(s) and molecular timekeeping mechanism are unknown. Food anticipatory activity (FAA), which is defined as the output of the FEO, emerges during temporally restricted feeding. FAA disappears immediately during ad libitum feeding and reappears during subsequent fasting. A free-running FAA rhythm has been observed only in rare circumstances when food was provided with a period outside the range of entrainment...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Alan L Hutchison, Ravi Allada, Aaron R Dinner
There is much interest in using genome-wide expression time series to identify circadian genes. However, the cost and effort of such measurements often limit data collection. Consequently, it is difficult to assess the experimental uncertainty in the measurements and, in turn, to detect periodic patterns with statistical confidence. We show that parametric bootstrapping and empirical Bayes methods for variance shrinkage can improve rhythm detection in genome-wide expression time series. We demonstrate these approaches by building on the empirical JTK_CYCLE method (eJTK) to formulate a method that we term BooteJTK...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Jan L Souman, Tobias Borra, Iris de Goijer, Luc J M Schlangen, Björn N S Vlaskamp, Marcel P Lucassen
Studies with monochromatic light stimuli have shown that the action spectrum for melatonin suppression exhibits its highest sensitivity at short wavelengths, around 460 to 480 nm. Other studies have demonstrated that filtering out the short wavelengths from white light reduces melatonin suppression. However, this filtering of short wavelengths was generally confounded with reduced light intensity and/or changes in color temperature. Moreover, it changed the appearance from white light to yellow/orange, rendering it unusable for many practical applications...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
John K McNeill, James C Walton, H Elliott Albers
Over 90% of neurons within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) express γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Although GABA is primarily an inhibitory neurotransmitter, in vitro studies suggest that the activation of GABAA receptors (GABAA R) elicits excitation in the adult SCN. The ratio of excitatory to inhibitory responses to GABA depends on the balance of chloride influx by Na+ -K+ -Cl- cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) and chloride efflux by K+ -Cl- cotransporters (KCCs). Excitatory responses to GABA can be blocked by inhibition of the inward chloride cotransporter, NKCC1, with the loop diuretic bumetanide...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Anna Zamm, Youyi Wang, Caroline Palmer
Many human action sequences, such as speaking and performing music, are inherently rhythmic: Sequence events are produced at quasi-regular temporal intervals. A wide range of interindividual variation has been noted in spontaneous production rates of these rhythmic action sequences. Dynamical theories of motor coordination suggest that individuals spontaneously produce rhythmic sequences at a natural frequency characterized by minimal energy expenditure and maximal temporal stability, relative to other frequencies...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Kenkichi Baba, Gianluca Tosini
The eye contains a circadian system that acts independently from the master circadian clock located in the brain. This circadian system regulates important physiological functions within the eye. Emerging experimental evidence also indicates that disruption of the ocular circadian clock, or its outputs, negatively affects the overall health of the eye. Although previous studies have investigated the effect of aging on the regulation of circadian rhythms, no study has investigated the effects of aging on the circadian rhythm in the ocular system...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
Dmytro Grygoryev, Michael R Rountree, Furaha Rwatambuga, Anna Ohlrich, Ayaka Kukino, Matthew P Butler, Charles N Allen, Mitchell S Turker
Mammalian tissues display circadian rhythms in transcription, translation, and histone modifications. Here we asked how an advance of the light-dark cycle alters daily rhythms in the liver epigenome at the H3K4me3 (trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone 3) modification, which is found at active and poised gene promoters. H3K4me3 levels were first measured at 4 time points (zeitgeber time [ZT] 3, 8, 15, and 20) during a normal 12L:12D light-dark cycle. Peak levels were observed during the early dark phase at ZT15 and dropped to low levels around lights-on (ZT0) between ZT20 and ZT3...
August 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
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