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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784810/chronic-sleep-curtailment-even-without-extended-16-h-wakefulness-degrades-human-vigilance-performance
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Andrew W McHill, Joseph T Hull, Wei Wang, Charles A Czeisler, Elizabeth B Klerman
Millions of individuals routinely remain awake for more than 18 h daily, which causes performance decrements. It is unknown if these functional impairments are the result of that extended wakefulness or from the associated shortened sleep durations. We therefore examined changes in objective reaction time performance and subjective alertness in a 32-d inpatient protocol in which participants were scheduled to wakefulness durations below 16 h while on a 20-h "day," with randomization into standard sleep:wake ratio (1:2) or chronic sleep restriction (CSR) ratio (1:3...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784788/mistimed-food-intake-and-sleep-alters-24-hour-time-of-day-patterns-of-the-human-plasma-proteome
#2
Christopher M Depner, Edward L Melanson, Andrew W McHill, Kenneth P Wright
Proteomics holds great promise for understanding human physiology, developing health biomarkers, and precision medicine. However, how much the plasma proteome varies with time of day and is regulated by the master circadian suprachiasmatic nucleus brain clock, assessed here by the melatonin rhythm, is largely unknown. Here, we assessed 24-h time-of-day patterns of human plasma proteins in six healthy men during daytime food intake and nighttime sleep in phase with the endogenous circadian clock (i.e., circadian alignment) versus daytime sleep and nighttime food intake out of phase with the endogenous circadian clock (i...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773903/circadian-regulator-nr1d2-regulates-glioblastoma-cell-proliferation-and-motility
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Min Yu, Wenjing Li, Qianqian Wang, Yan Wang, Fei Lu
Nuclear receptor NR1D2 is originally characterized as the repressor of genes involved in circadian rhythm. Recently, it is documented that NR1D2 is overexpressed in various cancers. However, the pathways and biological functions that NR1D2 involved in cancers remain poorly understood. Here, we reported that NR1D2 was abundant in human glioblastoma (GBM) tissue and cell lines but not primary human astrocytes. Silencing of NR1D2 changed the morphology of GBM cells, inhibited cell proliferation and motility, whereas had no effects on apoptosis...
May 18, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769422/melatonin-receptors-subtypes-mt1-and-mt2-in-the-uterus-masculinus-of-mature-male-european-bison-biological-and-seasonal-reproductive-role
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A Tabecka-Lonczynska, J Mytych, P Solek, M Kulpa-Greszta, M Koziorowski
Regulation of seasonality in reproduction is closely related to melatonin and circadian rhythms. Melatonin affects the functions of reproductive organs through membrane melatonin receptors MT1 and MT2. The current knowledge about the presence, location and function of MT1 and MT2 receptors in the reproductive tract of an adult male European bison, seasonally breeding animal, is still missing. Frequently occurring organ in the male reproductive system of the European bison is uterus masculinus, what seems to confirm its specific role in seasonal reproduction control...
February 2018: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768727/a-congenic-line-of-the-c57bl-6j-mouse-strain-that-is-proficient-in-melatonin-synthesis
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Zhijing Zhang, Eduardo Silveyra, Nange Jin, Christophe P Ribelayga
The C57BL/6J (B6) is the most common inbred mouse strain used in biomedical research in the United States. Yet, this strain is notoriously known for being deficient in the biosynthesis of melatonin, an important effector of circadian clocks in the brain and in the retina. Melatonin deficiency in this strain results from non-functional alleles of the genes coding two key enzymes of the melatonin synthesis pathway: arylalkylamine-N-acetyltransferase (Aanat) and N-acetylserotonin-O-methyltransferase (Asmt). By introducing functional alleles of the Aanat and Asmt genes from the melatonin-proficient CBA/CaJ (CBA) mouse strain to B6, we have generated a B6 congenic line that has acquired the capacity of rhythmic melatonin synthesis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760192/circadian-rhythms-influence-the-severity-of-sepsis-in-mice-via-a-tlr2-dependent-leukocyte-intrinsic-mechanism
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Erica L Heipertz, Jourdan Harper, Charlie A Lopez, Erol Fikrig, Michael E Hughes, Wendy E Walker
Circadian rhythms coordinate an organism's activities and biological processes to the optimal time in the 24-h daylight cycle. We previously demonstrated that male C57BL/6 mice develop sepsis more rapidly when the disease is induced in the nighttime versus the daytime. In this report, we elucidate the mechanism of this diurnal difference. Sepsis was induced via cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) at zeitgeber time (ZT)-19 (2 am) or ZT-7 (2 pm). Like the males used in our prior study, female C57BL/6 mice had a worse outcome when CLP was induced at ZT-19 versus ZT-7, and these effects persisted when we pooled the data from both sexes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758571/effects-of-a-20-min-nap-post-normal-and-jet-lag-conditions-on-p300-components-in-athletes
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Elisabeth Petit, Hubert Bourdin, Grégory Tio, Omer Yenil, Emmanuel Haffen, Fabienne Mougin
Post-lunch sleepiness belongs to biological rhythms. Athletes take a nap to counteract afternoon circadian nadir, in prevision of disturbed sleep. This study examined the effects of brief post-lunch nap on vigilance in young and healthy athletes. The P300 components, physiological and cognitive performances were assessed either after nap or rest, following a night of normal sleep (NSC) or simulated jet lag condition (5-h advance-JLC). P300 wave is the positive deflection at about 300 ms in response to a rare stimulus, representing higher information processing...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756029/circadian-behavioral-responses-to-light-and-optic-chiasm-evoked-glutamatergic-epscs-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-of-iprgc-conditional-vglut2-knock-out-mice
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Michael G Moldavan, Patricia J Sollars, Michael R Lasarev, Charles N Allen, Gary E Pickard
Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) innervate the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a circadian oscillator that functions as a biological clock. ipRGCs use vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (vGlut2) to package glutamate into synaptic vesicles and light-evoked resetting of the SCN circadian clock is widely attributed to ipRGC glutamatergic neurotransmission. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is also packaged into vesicles in ipRGCs and PACAP may be coreleased with glutamate in the SCN...
May 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755411/time-of-day-effects-on-metabolic-and-clock-related-adjustments-to-cold
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Frederico Sander Mansur Machado, Zhi Zhang, Yan Su, Paul de Goede, Remi Jansen, Ewout Foppen, Cândido Celso Coimbra, Andries Kalsbeek
Background: Daily cyclic changes in environmental conditions are key signals for anticipatory and adaptive adjustments of most living species, including mammals. Lower ambient temperature stimulates the thermogenic activity of brown adipose tissue (BAT) and skeletal muscle. Given that the molecular components of the endogenous biological clock interact with thermal and metabolic mechanisms directly involved in the defense of body temperature, the present study evaluated the differential homeostatic responses to a cold stimulus at distinct time-windows of the light/dark-cycle...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755291/transcription-factor-co-expression-networks-of-adipose-rna-seq-data-reveal-regulatory-mechanisms-of-obesity
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Ruta Skinkyte-Juskiene, Lisette J A Kogelman, Haja N Kadarmideen
Background: Transcription Factors (TFs) control actuation of genes in the genome and are key mediators of complex processes such as obesity. Master Regulators (MRs) are the genes at the top of a regulation hierarchy which regulate other genes. Objective: To elucidate clusters of highly co-expressed TFs (modules), involved pathways, highly inter-connected TFs (hub-TFs) and MRs leading to obesity and leanness, using porcine model for human obesity. Methods: We identified 817 expressed TFs in RNA-Sequencing dataset representing extreme degrees of obesity (DO; lean, obese)...
May 2018: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754901/nocte-is-required-for-integrating-light-and-temperature-inputs-in-circadian-clock-neurons-of-drosophila
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Chenghao Chen, Min Xu, Yuto Anantaprakorn, Mechthild Rosing, Ralf Stanewsky
Circadian clocks organize biological processes to occur at optimized times of day and thereby contribute to overall fitness. While the regular daily changes of environmental light and temperature synchronize circadian clocks, extreme external conditions can bypass the temporal constraints dictated by the clock. Despite advanced knowledge about how the daily light-dark changes synchronize the clock, relatively little is known with regard to how the daily temperature changes influence daily timing and how temperature and light signals are integrated...
May 8, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751158/tritiated-water-exposure-disrupts-myofibril-structure-and-induces-mis-regulation-of-eye-opacity-and-dna-repair-genes-in-zebrafish-early-life-stages
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Caroline Arcanjo, Olivier Armant, Magali Floriani, Isabelle Cavalie, Virginie Camilleri, Olivier Simon, Daniel Orjollet, Christelle Adam-Guillermin, Béatrice Gagnaire
Tritium (3 H) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. In the environment, the most common form of tritium is tritiated water (HTO). The present study aimed to identify early biomarkers of HTO contamination through the use of an aquatic model, the zebrafish (Danio rerio). We used the zebrafish embryo-larvae model to investigate the modes of action of HTO exposure at dose rates of 0.4 and 4 mGy/h, dose rates expected to induce deleterious effects on fish. Zebrafish were exposed to HTO from 3 hpf (hours post fertilization) to 96 hpf...
April 27, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751019/nighttime-light-exposure-enhances-rev-erb%C3%AE-targeting-micrornas-and-contributes-to-hepatic-steatosis
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Patricia C Borck, Thiago M Batista, Jean F Vettorazzi, Gabriela M Soares, Camila Lubaczeuski, Dongyin Guan, Antonio C Boschero, Elaine Vieira, Mitchell A Lazar, Everardo M Carneiro
OBJECTIVE: The exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) disrupts the biological rhythms and has been associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) display a critical role in fine-tuning the circadian system and energy metabolism. In this study, we aimed to assess whether altered miRNAs expression in the liver underlies metabolic disorders caused by disrupted biological rhythms. RESULTS: We found that C3H/HePas mice exposed to ALAN developed obesity, and hepatic steatosis, which was paralleled by decreased expression of Rev-erbα and up-regulation of its lipogenic targets ACL and FAS in liver...
May 8, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739445/setting-the-pace-host-rhythmic-behaviour-and-gene-expression-patterns-in-the-facultatively-symbiotic-cnidarian-aiptasia-are-determined-largely-by-symbiodinium
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Michal Sorek, Yisrael Schnytzer, Hiba Waldman Ben-Asher, Vered Chalifa Caspi, Chii-Shiarng Chen, David J Miller, Oren Levy
BACKGROUND: All organisms employ biological clocks to anticipate physical changes in the environment; however, the integration of biological clocks in symbiotic systems has received limited attention. In corals, the interpretation of rhythmic behaviours is complicated by the daily oscillations in tissue oxygen tension resulting from the photosynthetic and respiratory activities of the associated algal endosymbiont Symbiodinium. In order to better understand the integration of biological clocks in cnidarian hosts of Symbiodinium, daily rhythms of behaviour and gene expression were studied in symbiotic and aposymbiotic morphs of the sea-anemone Aiptasia diaphana...
May 9, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735680/diurnal-down-regulation-of-ethylene-biosynthesis-mediates-biomass-heterosis
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Qingxin Song, Atsumi Ando, Dongqing Xu, Lei Fang, Tianzhen Zhang, Enamul Huq, Hong Qiao, Xing Wang Deng, Z Jeffrey Chen
Heterosis is widely applied in agriculture; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms for superior performance are not well understood. Ethylene biosynthesis and signaling genes are shown to be down-regulated in Arabidopsis interspecific hybrids. Ethylene is a plant hormone that promotes fruit ripening and maturation but inhibits hypocotyl elongation. Here we report that application of exogenous ethylene could eliminate biomass vigor in Arabidopsis thaliana F1 hybrids, suggesting a negative role of ethylene in heterosis...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735673/simulated-night-shift-work-induces-circadian-misalignment-of-the-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-transcriptome
#16
Laura Kervezee, Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian, Diane B Boivin
Misalignment of the endogenous circadian timing system leads to disruption of physiological rhythms and may contribute to the development of the deleterious health effects associated with night shift work. However, the molecular underpinnings remain to be elucidated. Here, we investigated the effect of a 4-day simulated night shift work protocol on the circadian regulation of the human transcriptome. Repeated blood samples were collected over two 24-hour measurement periods from eight healthy subjects under highly controlled laboratory conditions before and 4 days after a 10-hour delay of their habitual sleep period...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730779/the-role-of-circadian-rhythms-in-the-hypertension-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Björn Lemmer, Henrik Oster
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Cellular circadian clocks regulate physiological functions during day and night. It has been convincingly demonstrated that hypertension in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus or metabolic syndrome is characterized in most cases by a disturbed 24-h profile resulting in a nondipper pattern. We consider possible correlation between biological clocks and symptoms of the metabolic syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Changes in circadian clock function have been linked to metabolic disorders in genome-wide association studies...
May 5, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729240/reducing-hospital-toxicity-impact-on-patient-outcomes
#18
Richard V Milani, Robert M Bober, Carl J Lavie, Jonathan K Wilt, Alexander R Milani, Christopher J White
BACKGROUND: Circadian rhythms are endogenous 24-hour oscillations in biologic processes that drive nearly all physiologic and behavioral functions. Disruption in circadian rhythms can adversely impact short and long-term health outcomes. Routine hospital care often causes significant disruption in sleep-wake patterns that is further compounded by loss of personal control of health information and health decisions. We wished to evaluate measures directed at improving circadian rhythm and access to daily health information on hospital outcomes...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729018/the-role-of-dynamic-m-6-a-rna-methylation-in-photobiology
#19
Myles Robinson, Palak Shah, Yanhong Cui, Yu-Ying He
N6 -methyladenosine (m6 A) is the most abundant internal RNA modification among numerous post-transcriptional modifications identified in eukaryotic mRNA. m6 A modification of RNA is catalyzed by the "writer" m6 A methyltransferase enzyme complex, consisting of METTL3, METTL14, WTAP, and KIAA1429. The m6 A modification is reversible, and can be removed by "eraser" m6 A demethylase enzymes, namely, FTO and ALKBH5. The biological function of m6 A modification on RNA is carried out by RNA-binding effector proteins called "readers"...
May 4, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727473/can-circadian-dysregulation-exacerbate-migraines
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REVIEW
Jason C Ong, Hannah L Taylor, Margaret Park, Helen J Burgess, Rina S Fox, Sarah Snyder, Jeanetta C Rains, Colin A Espie, James K Wyatt
OBJECTIVE: This observational pilot study examined objective circadian phase and sleep timing in chronic migraine (CM) and healthy controls (HC) and the impact of circadian factors on migraine frequency and severity. BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance has been identified as a risk factor in the development and maintenance of CM but the biological mechanisms linking sleep and migraine remain largely theoretical. METHODS: Twenty women with CM and 20 age-matched HC completed a protocol that included a 7 day sleep assessment at home using wrist actigraphy followed by a circadian phase assessment using salivary melatonin...
May 4, 2018: Headache
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