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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137171/regulation-of-the-rhythmic-emission-of-plant-volatiles-by-the-circadian-clock
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REVIEW
Lanting Zeng, Xiaoqin Wang, Ming Kang, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Like other organisms, plants have endogenous biological clocks that enable them to organize their metabolic, physiological, and developmental processes. The representative biological clock is the circadian system that regulates daily (24-h) rhythms. Circadian-regulated changes in growth have been observed in numerous plants. Evidence from many recent studies indicates that the circadian clock regulates a multitude of factors that affect plant metabolites, especially emitted volatiles that have important ecological functions...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136773/the-potential-use-of-melatonin-to-treat-protozoan-parasitic-infections-a-review
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Ahmad Daryani, Mahbobeh Montazeri, Abdol Satar Pagheh, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Azam Hosseinzadeh, Russel J Reiter, Ramtin Hadighi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Habib Ghaznavi, Saeed Mehrzadi
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a circadian hormone produced in vertebrates by the pineal gland and other organs. Melatonin is believed to influence immune cells leading to modulation of the proliferative response of stimulated lymphocytes as well as cytokine production. Due to the antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects of melatonin, it is suggested that this molecule could be a therapeutic alternative agent to fight bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections by a variety of mechanisms. Herein, we review the effects of melatonin on the cell biology of protozoan parasites and host's immune response...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134443/circadian-clock-during-plant-development
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Keisuke Inoue, Takashi Araki, Motomu Endo
Plants have endogenous biological clocks that allow organisms to anticipate and prepare for daily and seasonal environmental changes and increase their fitness in changing environments. The circadian clock in plants, as in animals and insects, mainly consists of multiple interlocking transcriptional/translational feedback loops. The circadian clock can be entrained by environmental cues such as light, temperature and nutrient status to synchronize internal biological rhythms with surrounding environments. Output pathways link the circadian oscillator to various physiological, developmental, and reproductive processes for adjusting the timing of these biological processes to an appropriate time of day or a suitable season...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134130/recent-progress-in-the-research-of-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein
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REVIEW
Peng Zhong, He Huang
Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is a cold-shock protein which can be induced after exposure to a moderate cold-shock in different species ranging from amphibians to humans. Expression of CIRP can also be regulated by hypoxia, UV radiation, glucose deprivation, heat stress and H2O2, suggesting that CIRP is a general stress-response protein. In response to stress, CIRP can migrate from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and regulate mRNA stability through its binding site on the 3'-UTR of its targeted mRNAs...
November 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133150/structure-and-function-of-per-arnt-sim-domains-and-their-possible-role-in-the-life-cycle-biology-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Maura Rojas-Pirela, Daniel J Rigden, Paul A Michels, Ana J Cáceres, Juan Luis Concepción, Wilfredo Quiñones
Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS) domains of proteins play important roles as modules for signalling and cellular regulation processes in widely diverse organisms such as Archaea, Bacteria, protists, plants, yeasts, insects and vertebrates. These domains are present in many proteins where they are used as sensors of stimuli and modules for protein interactions. Characteristically, they can bind a broad spectrum of molecules. Such binding causes the domain to trigger a specific cellular response or to make the protein containing the domain susceptible to responding to additional physical or chemical signals...
November 10, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129785/advances-in-hypoxia-inducible-factor-biology
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REVIEW
Hani Choudhry, Adrian L Harris
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), a central regulator for detecting and adapting to cellular oxygen levels, transcriptionally activates genes modulating oxygen homeostasis and metabolic activation. Beyond this, HIF influences many other processes. Hypoxia, in part through HIF-dependent mechanisms, influences epigenetic factors, including DNA methylation and histone acetylation, which modulate hypoxia-responsive gene expression in cells. Hypoxia profoundly affects expression of many noncoding RNAs classes that have clinicopathological implications in cancer...
November 8, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128213/the-effects-of-feeding-a-partial-mixed-ration-plus-a-top-dress-before-feeding-on-milk-production-and-the-daily-rhythm-of-feed-intake-and-plasma-hormones-and-metabolites-in-dairy-cows
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M Niu, K J Harvatine
Total mixed rations (TMR) are commonly fed to dairy cows with a goal of reducing ruminal acidosis, but the daily pattern of feed intake has major implication for rumen fermentation and postabsorptive physiology. Generally there is low feed intake during the overnight period and high intake after feeding and during the afternoon. The objective of this study was to determine if feeding a partial mixed ration (PMR) plus a high starch top-dress before feeding of the PMR would improve production and modify key daily rhythms...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126923/clock-interacts-with-ranbp9-and-is-involved-in-alternative-splicing-in-spermatogenesis
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Junbao Yang, Zhiwei Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Xulei Zheng, Yilu Lu, Dachang Tao, Yunqiang Liu, Yongxin Ma
The core circadian gene CLOCK plays an important role in regulating male reproduction. However, the underlying mechanism still remains unclear. In the present study, we executed yeast two-hybrid screening using cDNA fragment of CLOCK PAS A domain as bait, and identified RANBP9 as a novel protein interacting with CLOCK. The interaction between CLOCK and RANBP9 was further validated by in vivo and in vitro assays. Previous studies have confirmed that SF3B3 was a RANBP9 interacting protein. Subsequently, our study also found that CLOCK and SF3B3 can interact with each other by co-immunoprecipitation in mouse testis...
November 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118260/circadian-actin-dynamics-drive-rhythmic-fibroblast-mobilization-during-wound-healing
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Nathaniel P Hoyle, Estere Seinkmane, Marrit Putker, Kevin A Feeney, Toke P Krogager, Johanna E Chesham, Liam K Bray, Justyn M Thomas, Ken Dunn, John Blaikley, John S O'Neill
Fibroblasts are primary cellular protagonists of wound healing. They also exhibit circadian timekeeping, which imparts an approximately 24-hour rhythm to their biological function. We interrogated the functional consequences of the cell-autonomous clockwork in fibroblasts using a proteome-wide screen for rhythmically expressed proteins. We observed temporal coordination of actin regulators that drives cell-intrinsic rhythms in actin dynamics. In consequence, the cellular clock modulates the efficiency of actin-dependent processes such as cell migration and adhesion, which ultimately affect the efficacy of wound healing...
November 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113450/physiological-significance-of-plant-peroxiredoxins-prxs-and-the-structure-related-and-multi-functional-biochemistry-of-prx1
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Eun Seon Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Joung Hun Park, Sang Yeol Lee
<b><i>Significance:</i></b> Sessile plants respond to oxidative stress caused by internal and external stimuli by producing diverse forms of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant molecules. Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) in plants, including the Prx1, Prx5, Prx6, and PrxQ isoforms, constitute a family of antioxidant enzymes and play important functions in cells. Each Prx localizes to a specific subcellular compartment and has a distinct function in the control of plant growth, development, cellular metabolism, and various aspects of defense signaling...
November 7, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113166/expression-of-circadian-clock-genes-in-human-colorectal-adenoma-and-carcinoma
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Tomoyuki Momma, Hirokazu Okayama, Masaru Saitou, Hidekazu Sugeno, Nobuhiro Yoshimoto, Yuji Takebayashi, Shinji Ohki, Seiichi Takenoshita
Circadian rhythms are fundamental biological systems in most organisms. Epidemiological and animal studies have demonstrated that disruption of circadian rhythms is linked to tumor progression and mammalian tumorigenesis. However, the clinical significance of in situ clock gene expression in precancerous and cancerous colorectal lesions remains unknown. The present study aimed to investigate mRNA transcript levels of circadian clock genes within human colorectal cancer and adenoma tissue sections. Using in situ hybridization, the expression of key clock genes, including period circadian protein homolog (Per) 1 and 2, cryptochrome 1 (Cry1), circadian locomoter output cycles protein kaput (Clock), brain and muscle ARNT-like protein 1 (Bmal1) and casein kinase 1ε (CK1ε) were retrospectively examined in 51 cases of colorectal carcinoma and 10 cases of adenoma...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113149/research-progress-on-circadian-clock-genes-in-common-abdominal-malignant-tumors
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Sheng-Li Yang, Quan-Guang Ren, Lu Wen, Jian-Li Hu, Heng-Yi Wang
The circadian clock refers to the inherent biological rhythm of an organism, which, is accurately regulated by numerous clock genes. Studies in recent years have reported that the abnormal expression of clock genes is ubiquitous in common abdominal malignant tumors, including liver, colorectal, gastric and pancreatic cancer. In addition, the abnormal expression of certain clock genes is closely associated with clinical tumor parameters or patient prognosis. Studies in clock genes may expand the knowledge about the mechanism of occurrence and development of tumors, and may provide a new approach for tumor therapy...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113012/the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-drives-day-night-variations-in-postprandial-triglyceride-uptake-into-skeletal-muscle-and-brown-adipose-tissue
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Sofía Moran-Ramos, Natali N Guerrero-Vargas, Rebeca Mendez-Hernandez, Maria Del Carmen Basualdo, Carolina Escobar, Ruud M Buijs
What is the central question of this study? What are the factors influencing day-night variations in postprandial triglycerides? What is the main finding and its importance? Rats show low postprandial plasma triglyceride concentrations early in the active period that are attributable to a higher uptake by skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissue. We show that these day-night variations in uptake are driven by the suprachiasmatic nucleus, probably via a Rev-erbα-mediated mechanism and independent of locomotor activity...
November 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109742/effects-of-neuropeptide-y-on-stem-cells-and-their-potential-applications-in-disease-therapy
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REVIEW
Song Peng, You-Li Zhou, Zhi-Yuan Song, Shu Lin
Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36-amino acid peptide, is widely distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems and other peripheral tissues. It takes part in regulating various biological processes including food intake, circadian rhythm, energy metabolism, and neuroendocrine secretion. Increasing evidence indicates that NPY exerts multiple regulatory effects on stem cells. As a kind of primitive and undifferentiated cells, stem cells have the therapeutic potential to replace damaged cells, secret paracrine molecules, promote angiogenesis, and modulate immunity...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109033/predicting-and-analyzing-early-wake-up-associated-gene-expressions-by-integrating-gwas-and-eqtl-studies
#15
JiaRui Li, Tao Huang
Circadian rhythms are endogenous 24-hour rhythmic oscillations affecting human behaviors, such as sleep, blood pressure and other biological processes, the disturbance of which lead to circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSDs). In this study, based on the data from genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs), we tried to identify novel gene expression patterns in brain tissues that were associated with early wake-up. First, the maximum-relevance-minimum-redundancy (mRMR) method was adopted to analyze the involved gene expression patterns, yielding a feature list...
November 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103939/stability-of-wake-sleep-cycles-requires-robust-degradation-of-the-period-protein
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Matthew D'Alessandro, Stephen Beesley, Jae Kyoung Kim, Zachary Jones, Rongmin Chen, Julie Wi, Kathleen Kyle, Daniel Vera, Michele Pagano, Richard Nowakowski, Choogon Lee
Robustness in biology is the stability of phenotype under diverse genetic and/or environmental perturbations. The circadian clock has remarkable stability of period and phase that-unlike other biological oscillators-is maintained over a wide range of conditions. Here, we show that the high fidelity of the circadian system stems from robust degradation of the clock protein PERIOD. We show that PERIOD degradation is regulated by a balance between ubiquitination and deubiquitination, and that disruption of this balance can destabilize the clock...
October 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097017/emerging-roles-of-creb-regulated-transcription-coactivators-in-brain-physiology-and-pathology
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REVIEW
Carlos A Saura, Jean-René Cardinaux
The brain has the ability to sense, coordinate, and respond to environmental changes through biological processes involving activity-dependent gene expression. cAMP-response element binding protein (CREB)-regulated transcription coactivators (CRTCs) have recently emerged as novel transcriptional regulators of essential biological functions, while their deregulation is linked to age-related human diseases. In the brain, CRTCs are unique signaling factors that act as sensors and integrators of hormonal, metabolic, and neural signals contributing to brain plasticity and brain-body communication...
October 30, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094691/night-shifts-circadian-biology-for-public-health
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Charleen Adams, Erika Blacker, Wylie Burke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092409/dissipative-structures-and-biological-rhythms
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Albert Goldbeter
Sustained oscillations abound in biological systems. They occur at all levels of biological organization over a wide range of periods, from a fraction of a second to years, and with a variety of underlying mechanisms. They control major physiological functions, and their dysfunction is associated with a variety of physiological disorders. The goal of this review is (i) to give an overview of the main rhythms observed at the cellular and supracellular levels, (ii) to briefly describe how the study of biological rhythms unfolded in the course of time, in parallel with studies on chemical oscillations, (iii) to present the major roles of biological rhythms in the control of physiological functions, and (iv) the pathologies associated with the alteration, disappearance, or spurious occurrence of biological rhythms...
October 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072179/the-role-of-chronobiology-as-transdisciplinary-field-of-research-application-to-psychiatry
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Okan Çalıyurt
Chronobiology is a field that studies the effects of time on biological systems. Periodicity is of particular interest. The master biological clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls daily rhythms of core body temperature, rest-activity cycle, physiological and behavioral functions, psychomotor functions and mood in humans. The clock genes are involved in the generation of the circadian rhythms and the biological clock is synchronized to solar day by direct photic inputs. Various circadian rhythm abnormalities have been demonstrated in mood disorders such as unipolar depression, bipolar depression and seasonal affective disorder...
October 26, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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