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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731659/neonatal-intensive-care-unit-lighting-update-and-recommendations
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Roberto G Rodríguez, Andrea E Pattini
Achieving adequate lighting in neonatal intensive care units is a major challenge: in addition to the usual considerations of visual performance, cost, energy and aesthetics, there appear different biological needs of patients, health care providers and family members. Communicational aspects of light, its role as a facilitator of the visual function of doctors and nurses, and its effects on the newborn infant physiology and development were addressed in order to review the effects of light (natural and artificial) within neonatal care with a focus on development...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730970/healthy-diet-and-reduction-of-chronic-disease-risks-of-night-shift-workers
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Giovanni M Ferri, Domenica Cavone, Graziana Intranuovo, Linda Macinagrossa
BACKGROUND: The large increase in epidemiological studies on night shift work is due to the important effects of night shift work on workers' health and psychophysical wellbeing. The short-term effects-insomnia, difficulties in managing work and private life, lower work performance, and more work and extra-work accidents-are easily studied. However, there are several long-term effects that are difficult to study because of the need for detailed exposure assessment and the long latency periods of these diseases...
July 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724246/health-consequences-of-electric-lighting-practices-in-the-modern-world-a-report-on-the-national-toxicology-program-s-workshop-on-shift-work-at-night-artificial-light-at-night-and-circadian-disruption
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REVIEW
Ruth M Lunn, David E Blask, Andrew N Coogan, Mariana G Figueiro, Michael R Gorman, Janet E Hall, Johnni Hansen, Randy J Nelson, Satchidananda Panda, Michael H Smolensky, Richard G Stevens, Fred W Turek, Roel Vermeulen, Tania Carreón, Claire C Caruso, Christina C Lawson, Kristina A Thayer, Michael J Twery, Andrew D Ewens, Sanford C Garner, Pamela J Schwingl, Windy A Boyd
The invention of electric light has facilitated a society in which people work, sleep, eat, and play at all hours of the 24-hour day. Although electric light clearly has benefited humankind, exposures to electric light, especially light at night (LAN), may disrupt sleep and biological processes controlled by endogenous circadian clocks, potentially resulting in adverse health outcomes. Many of the studies evaluating adverse health effects have been conducted among night- and rotating-shift workers, because this scenario gives rise to significant exposure to LAN...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719655/protein-analysis-and-gene-expression-indicate-differential-vulnerability-of-iberian-fish-species-under-a-climate-change-scenario
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Tiago F Jesus, João M Moreno, Tiago Repolho, Alekos Athanasiadis, Rui Rosa, Vera M F Almeida-Val, Maria M Coelho
Current knowledge on the biological responses of freshwater fish under projected scenarios of climate change remains limited. Here, we examine differences in the protein configuration of two endemic Iberian freshwater fish species, Squalius carolitertii and the critically endangered S. torgalensis that inhabit in the Atlantic-type northern and in the Mediterranean-type southwestern regions, respectively. We performed protein structure modeling of fourteen genes linked to protein folding, energy metabolism, circadian rhythms and immune responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715993/metabolic-effects-of-intermittent-fasting
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Ruth E Patterson, Dorothy D Sears
The objective of this review is to provide an overview of intermittent fasting regimens, summarize the evidence on the health benefits of intermittent fasting, and discuss physiological mechanisms by which intermittent fasting might lead to improved health outcomes. A MEDLINE search was performed using PubMed and the terms "intermittent fasting," "fasting," "time-restricted feeding," and "food timing." Modified fasting regimens appear to promote weight loss and may improve metabolic health. Several lines of evidence also support the hypothesis that eating patterns that reduce or eliminate nighttime eating and prolong nightly fasting intervals may result in sustained improvements in human health...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713080/clinical-and-psychopathological-characteristics-of-the-autoagressive-behavior-in-patients-with-the-first-psychotic-episode-with-considering-circadian-rhythms
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Dmytro I Boiko, Lilia V Zhyvotovska, Grigorij T Sonnik, Andrij M Skrypnіkov
INTRODUCTION: The high rate of autoagressive action in patients with psychotic symptoms manifested during the beginning of active psychopharmatherapy, and they are often the reason for psychiatric help. The continuous growth of autoagressive behavior indicates the number of unsolved problems in clinical suicidology. AIM: The aim of this research was to explore the clinical and psychopathological characteristics of the autoagressive behavior in patients with the first psychotic episode with considering circadian rhythms...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712565/circadian-clock-involvement-in-zooplankton-diel-vertical-migration
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N Sören Häfker, Bettina Meyer, Kim S Last, David W Pond, Lukas Hüppe, Mathias Teschke
Biological clocks are a ubiquitous ancient and adaptive mechanism enabling organisms to anticipate environmental cycles and to regulate behavioral and physiological processes accordingly [1]. Although terrestrial circadian clocks are well understood, knowledge of clocks in marine organisms is still very limited [2-5]. This is particularly true for abundant species displaying large-scale rhythms like diel vertical migration (DVM) that contribute significantly to shaping their respective ecosystems [6]. Here we describe exogenous cycles and endogenous rhythms associated with DVM of the ecologically important and highly abundant planktic copepod Calanus finmarchicus...
July 4, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711776/sleep-wake-profiles-and-circadian-rhythms-of-core-temperature-and-melatonin-in-young-people-with-affective-disorders
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Joanne S Carpenter, Rébecca Robillard, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Christopher Gordon, Elizabeth M Scott, Ian B Hickie
While disturbances of the sleep-wake cycle are common in people with affective disorders, the characteristics of these disturbances differ greatly between individuals. This heterogeneity is likely to reflect multiple underlying pathophysiologies, with different perturbations in circadian systems contributing to the variation in sleep-wake cycle disturbances. Such disturbances may be particularly relevant in adolescents and young adults with affective disorders as circadian rhythms undergo considerable change during this key developmental period...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711723/diurnal-cortisol-rhythms-fatigue-and-psychosocial-factors-in-five-year-survivors-of-ovarian-cancer
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Michaela G Cuneo, Andrew Schrepf, George M Slavich, Premal H Thaker, Michael Goodheart, David Bender, Steve W Cole, Anil K Sood, Susan K Lutgendorf
Fatigue is a challenge in ovarian cancer survivorship and greatly impacts quality of life. In other cancer populations, fatigue has been associated with abnormal diurnal cortisol patterns. However, little is known about biological and behavioral factors in 5+-year ovarian cancer survivors and potential mechanisms underlying persistent fatigue have not been investigated in this population. Moreover, relationships between neuroendocrine and psychosocial factors in 5+-year ovarian cancer survivors have not been studied...
June 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710358/latitudinal-cline-of-chronotype
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Mario André Leocadio-Miguel, Fernando Mazzili Louzada, Leandro Lourenção Duarte, Roberta Peixoto Areas, Marilene Alam, Marcelo Ventura Freire, John Fontenele-Araujo, Luiz Menna-Barreto, Mario Pedrazzoli
The rotation of the Earth around its own axis and around the sun determines the characteristics of the light/dark cycle, the most stable and ancient 24 h temporal cue for all organisms. Due to the tilt in the earth's axis in relation to the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun, sunlight reaches the Earth differentially depending on the latitude. The timing of circadian rhythms varies among individuals of a given population and biological and environmental factors underlie this variability. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that latitude is associated to the regulation of circadian rhythm in humans...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699174/inherited-variation-in-circadian-rhythm-genes-and-risks-of-prostate-cancer-and-three-other-cancer-sites-in-combined-cancer-consortia
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Fangyi Gu, Han Zhang, Paula L Hyland, Sonja Berndt, Susan M Gapstur, William Wheeler, Christopher I Amos, Stephane Bezieau, Heike Bickeböller, Hermann Brenner, Paul Brennan, Jenny Chang-Claude, David V Conti, Jennifer Ann Doherty, Stephen B Gruber, Tabitha A Harrison, Richard B Hayes, Michael Hoffmeister, Richard S Houlston, Rayjean J Hung, Mark A Jenkins, Peter Kraft, Kate Lawrenson, James McKay, Sarah Markt, Lorelei Mucci, Catherine M Phelan, Conghui Qu, Angela Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, H-Erich Wichmann, Jianxin Shi, Eva Schernhammer, Kai Yu, Maria Teresa Landi, Neil E Caporaso
Circadian disruption has been linked to carcinogenesis in animal models, but the evidence in humans is inconclusive. Genetic variation in circadian rhythm genes provides a tool to investigate such associations. We examined associations of genetic variation in nine core circadian rhythm genes and six melatonin pathway genes with risk of colorectal, lung, ovarian and prostate cancers using data from the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON) network. The major results for prostate cancer were replicated in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial, and for colorectal cancer in the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO)...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697366/circadian-biology-uncoupling-human-body-clocks-by%C3%A2-food-timing
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Celine Vetter, Frank A J L Scheer
Synchrony of circadian rhythms between tissues/organs appears critical for health. A new study reports that meal timing, a modifiable temporal cue for the circadian system, can selectively uncouple circadian rhythms in metabolic physiology from the central circadian clock in humans.
July 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687451/possible-roles-for-glucocorticoid-signalling-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Keely M McNamara, Ayako Kannai, Hironobu Sasano
Our understanding of breast cancer biology, and our ability to manipulate breast cancers have grown exponentially in the last 20 years. Much of that expansion has focused on the roles of steroids in driving these neoplasms. Initially this research focused on estrogens and progesterone receptors, and more recently on androgen actions in breast cancers. This review aims to make the case for glucocorticoids as the next essential steroid subclass that contributes significantly to our understanding of steroidogenic regulation of these neoplasms...
July 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686160/the-cyanobacterial-circadian-clock-follows-midday-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Eugene Leypunskiy, Jenny Lin, Haneul Yoo, UnJin Lee, Aaron R Dinner, Michael J Rust
Circadian rhythms are biological oscillations that schedule daily changes in physiology. Outside the laboratory, circadian clocks do not generally free-run, but are driven by daily cues whose timing varies with the seasons. The principles that determine how circadian clocks align to these external cycles are not well understood. Here we report experimental platforms for driving the cyanobacterial circadian clock both in vivo and in vitro. We find that the phase of the circadian rhythm follows a simple scaling law in light-dark cycles, tracking midday across conditions with variable day length...
July 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679948/prl2-links-magnesium-flux-and-sex-dependent-circadian-metabolic-rhythms
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Noriko Uetani, Serge Hardy, Simon-Pierre Gravel, Silke Kiessling, Adam Pietrobon, Nau Nau Wong, Valérie Chénard, Nicolas Cermakian, Julie St-Pierre, Michel L Tremblay
Magnesium (Mg2+) plays pleiotropic roles in cellular biology, and it is essentially required for all living organisms. Although previous studies demonstrated intracellular Mg2+ levels were regulated by the complex of phosphatase of regenerating liver 2 (PRL2) and Mg2+ transporter of cyclin M (CNNMs), physiological functions of PRL2 in whole animals remain unclear. Interestingly, Mg2+ was recently identified as a regulator of circadian rhythm-dependent metabolism; however, no mechanism was found to explain the clock-dependent Mg2+ oscillation...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679357/genome-scale-analysis-of-regulatory-protein-acetylation-enzymes-from-photosynthetic-eukaryotes
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R Glen Uhrig, Pascal Schläpfer, Devang Mehta, Matthias Hirsch-Hoffmann, Wilhelm Gruissem
BACKGROUND: Reversible protein acetylation occurring on Lys-N(e) has emerged as a key regulatory post-translational modification in eukaryotes. It is mediated by two groups of enzymes: lysine acetyltransferases (KATs) and lysine deacetylases (KDACs) that catalyze the addition and removal of acetyl groups from target proteins. Estimates indicate that protein acetylation is second to protein phosphorylation in abundance, with thousands of acetylated sites now identified in different subcellular compartments...
July 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677913/identification-of-the-prothoracicotropic-hormone-ptth-coding-gene-and-localization-of-its-site-of-expression-in-the-pea-aphid-acyrthosiphon-pisum
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M Barberà, D Martínez-Torres
Insect hormones control essential aspects of physiology, behaviour and development in insects. The majority of insect hormones are peptide hormones that perform a highly diverse catalogue of functions. Prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) is a brain neuropeptide hormone whose main function is to stimulate the secretion of ecdysone (the moulting hormone) by the prothoracic glands in insect larvae thus playing a key role in the control of moulting and metamorphosis. Moreover, both PTTH release or blockade have been reported to act as a switch to terminate or initiate larval and pupal diapauses...
July 5, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673588/biological-functions-of-melatonin-in-relation-to-pathogenesis-of-oral-lichen-planus
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Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Kirawut Luengtrakoon, Worraned Wannakasemsuk, Vilasinee Vichitrananda, Poramaporn Klanrit, Doosadee Hormdee, Rajda Noisombut
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is considered as a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated disease causing oral mucosal damage and ulcerations. Accumulated data support the involvement of cell-mediated immune dysfunction in the development of OLP. However, the connection between neuroendocrine system and oral immune response in OLP patients has never been clarified. Melatonin is considered as a major chronobiotic hormone produced mainly by the pineal gland. This gland is recognized as a regulator of circadian rhythm and a sensor in the immune response through the NF-kB transduction pathway...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672696/the-physiological-characteristics-of-zebra-fish-danio-rerio-based-on-metabolism-and-behavior-a-new-method-for-the-online-assessment-of-cadmium-stress
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Luhuizi Qi, Jingchun Ma, Jie Song, Shangge Li, Xiaoru Cui, Xiaojing Peng, Weiliang Wang, Zongming Ren, Mei Han, Ying Zhang
In order to illustrate heavy metal ecotoxicology associated with interactions between chemicals and biological systems, we investigated physiological changes (metabolism and behavior response) of zebra fish (Danio rerio) under 48 h Cadmium chloride (CdCl2) exposure using online monitoring technique. The concentrations of CdCl2 were designed as 4.26, 42.6 and 85.2 mg/L, which were 0.1, 1.0, and 2.0 based on toxic unit (TU), respectively. The metabolism was assessed using the oxygen consumption (OC), and the behavior response was analyzed in behavior strength (BS)...
June 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654016/salivary-immune-and-metabolic-marker-analysis-simma-a-diagnostic-test-to-predict-caries-risk
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Alex Mira, Alejandro Artacho, Anny Camelo-Castillo, Sandra Garcia-Esteban, Aurea Simon-Soro
By using ELISA and colorimetric tests, we have measured 25 compounds in individuals with and without dental caries at different time points of dental biofilm formation and time of the day. We find that some compounds appear to be affected by circadian rhythms, others by dental plaque maturity, and others show constant values during a 24 h period. Using univariate analysis and cross-validation techniques, we have selected six components measured at specific time points that maximize the diagnostic separation of health and disease conditions...
June 27, 2017: Diagnostics
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