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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801530/rhythmic-behavior-is-controlled-by-the-srm160-splicing-factor-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Esteban J Beckwith, Carlos E Hernando, Sofía Polcowñuk, Agustina P Bertolin, Estefania Mancini, M Fernanda Ceriani, Marcelo J Yanovsky
Circadian clocks organize the metabolism, physiology, and behavior of organisms throughout the day-night cycle by controlling daily rhythms in gene expression at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. While many transcription factors underlying circadian oscillations are known, the splicing factors that modulate these rhythms remain largely unexplored. A genome-wide assessment of the alterations of gene expression in a null mutant of the alternative splicing regulator SR-related matrix protein of 160 kD (SRm160) revealed the extent to which alternative splicing impacts on behavior-related genes...
August 11, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795260/clock-genes-expression-and-locomotor-activity-are-altered-along-the-light-dark-cycle-in-transgenic-zebrafish-overexpressing-growth-hormone
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B P Cruz, L F Brongar, P Popiolek, B S B Gonçalvez, M A Figueiredo, I P G Amaral, V S Da Rosa, L E M Nery, L F Marins
In the present work it was demonstrated that transgenic Danio rerio overexpressing growth hormone (GH-transgenic) present either altered gene expression at a determined time point, or different expression pattern along the LD cycle, when compared with non-transgenic (NT) animals, in the positive and negative loops of the circadian system. Gene expression of clock paralogs was reduced in GH fish at the beginning of the dark phase, leading to diminished expression amplitude along the LD cycle. Furthermore, although no differences were observed between NT and GH animals for bmal1a and cry2b expression at each time point, only GH fish presented amplitude along the LD cycle...
August 9, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763478/individual-differences-in-circadian-locomotor-parameters-correlate-with-anxiety-and-depression-like-behavior
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Jeffrey Anyan, Michael Verwey, Shimon Amir
Disrupted circadian rhythms are a core feature of mood and anxiety disorders. Circadian rhythms are coordinated by a light-entrainable master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Animal models of mood and anxiety disorders often exhibit blunted rhythms in locomotor activity and clock gene expression. Interestingly, the changes in circadian rhythms correlate with mood-related behaviours. Although animal models of depression and anxiety exhibit aberrant circadian rhythms in physiology and behavior, it is possible that the methodology being used to induce the behavioral phenotype (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717201/cognitive-brain-responses-during-circadian-wake-promotion-evidence-for-sleep-pressure-dependent-hypothalamic-activations
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Carolin F Reichert, Micheline Maire, Virginie Gabel, Antoine U Viola, Thomas Götz, Klaus Scheffler, Markus Klarhöfer, Christian Berthomier, Werner Strobel, Christophe Phillips, Eric Salmon, Christian Cajochen, Christina Schmidt
The two-process model of sleep-wake regulation posits that sleep-wake-dependent homeostatic processes interact with the circadian timing system to affect human behavior. The circadian timing system is fundamental to maintaining stable cognitive performance, as it counteracts growing homeostatic sleep pressure during daytime. Using magnetic resonance imaging, we explored brain responses underlying working memory performance during the time of maximal circadian wake-promotion under varying sleep pressure conditions...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707143/clinical-sleep-wake-disorders-ii-focus-on-insomnia-and-circadian-rhythm-sleep-disorders
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Kai Spiegelhalder, Christoph Nissen, Dieter Riemann
Insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders affect large proportions of the population and have pronounced effects on quality of life and daytime performance. While the neurobiology of insomnia is not yet fully understood, circadian rhythm sleep disorders are assumed to be caused by a mismatch between the individual circadian phase position and the desired sleep-wake schedule. Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine positive allosteric GABAA receptor modulators improve sleep onset and maintenance in the short-term treatment of insomnia...
July 14, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648816/how-light-affects-the-life-of-botrytis
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REVIEW
Julia Schumacher
Fungi, like other organisms, actively sense the environmental light conditions in order to drive adaptive responses, including protective mechanisms against the light-associated stresses, and to regulate development. Ecological niches are characterized by different light regimes, for instance light is absent underground, and light spectra from the sunlight are changed underwater or under the canopy of foliage due to the absorption of distinct wavelengths by bacterial, algal and plant pigments. Considering the fact that fungi have evolved to adapt to their habitats, the complexities of their 'visual' systems may vary significantly...
June 23, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630025/the-clock-is-ticking-ageing-of-the-circadian-system-from-physiology-to-cell-cycle
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REVIEW
Eva Terzibasi-Tozzini, Antonio Martinez-Nicolas, Alejandro Lucas-Sánchez
The circadian system is the responsible to organise the internal temporal order in relation to the environment of every process of the organisms producing the circadian rhythms. These rhythms have a fixed phase relationship among them and with the environment in order to optimise the available energy and resources. From a cellular level, circadian rhythms are controlled by genetic positive and negative auto-regulated transcriptional and translational feedback loops, which generate 24hour rhythms in mRNA and protein levels of the clock components...
June 16, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618495/robustness-of-synthetic-oscillators-in-growing-and-dividing-cells
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Joris Paijmans, David K Lubensky, Pieter Rein Ten Wolde
Synthetic biology sets out to implement new functions in cells, and to develop a deeper understanding of biological design principles. Elowitz and Leibler [Nature (London) 403, 335 (2000)NATUAS0028-083610.1038/35002125] showed that by rational design of the reaction network, and using existing biological components, they could create a network that exhibits periodic gene expression, dubbed the repressilator. More recently, Stricker et al. [Nature (London) 456, 516 (2008)NATUAS0028-083610.1038/nature07389] presented another synthetic oscillator, called the dual-feedback oscillator, which is more stable...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567500/treatment-of-sleep-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Amy W Amara, Lana M Chahine, Aleksandar Videnovic
Impaired sleep and alertness affect the majority of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, negatively impacting safety and quality of life. The etiology of impaired sleep-wake cycle in PD is multifactorial and encompasses medication side effects, nocturnal PD motor symptoms, and presence of co-existent sleep and neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary neurodegenerative process of PD involves brain regions that regulate the sleep-wake cycle, such as brainstem and hypothalamic nuclei. Sleep disorders in PD include insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), and circadian disruption...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540509/short-term-supplementation-of-isocaloric-meals-with-l-tryptophan-affects-pig-growth
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H N Liu, C-A A Hu, M M Bai, Gang Liu, M C B Tossou, K Xu, F N Li, P Liao, X F Kong, X Wu, Y L Yin
L-Tryptophan (Trp) and some of its metabolites regulate the circadian rhythm in mammals. We aimed to investigate the effects of short-term supplementation of Trp in isocaloric meals on growth performance using the parameters of multiple blood biomarkers and free amino acids in growing pigs. A total of 32 Landrace × Yorkshire barrows with a mean body weight of 8.64 (±1.13) kg were randomly assigned to four groups and then fed with various concentrations of Trp diets daily. Our results showed that sequential supplementation of different concentrations of Trp in isocaloric meals decreased the feed:gain (F:G) ratio (P = 0...
May 24, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500983/night-sleep-influences-white-matter-microstructure-in-bipolar-depression
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Francesco Benedetti, Elisa M T Melloni, Sara Dallaspezia, Irene Bollettini, Clara Locatelli, Sara Poletti, Cristina Colombo
BACKGROUND: Alteration of circadian rhythms and sleep disruption are prominent trait-like features of bipolar disorder (BD). Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures suggest a widespread alteration of white matter (WM) microstructure in patients with BD. Sleep promotes myelination and oligodendrocyte precursor cells proliferation. We hypothesized a possible association between DTI measures of WM microstructure and sleep quantity measures in BD. METHODS: We studied 69 inpatients affected by a depressive episode in course of type I BD...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497301/various-regulatory-modes-for-circadian-rhythmicity-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-non-neuronal-cardiac-cholinergic-system
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Shino Oikawa, Yuko Kai, Asuka Mano, Hisayuki Ohata, Takahiro Nemoto, Yoshihiko Kakinuma
Cardiomyocytes possess a non-neuronal cardiac cholinergic system (NNCCS) regulated by a positive feedback system; however, its other regulatory mechanisms remain to be elucidated, which include the epigenetic control or regulation by the female sex steroid, estrogen. Here, the NNCCS was shown to possess a circadian rhythm; its activity was upregulated in the light-off phase via histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity and downregulated in the light-on phase. Disrupting the circadian rhythm altered the physiological choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) expression pattern...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450580/longitude-position-in-a-time-zone-and-cancer-risk-in-the-united-states
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Fangyi Gu, Shangda Xu, Susan S Devesa, Fanni Zhang, Elizabeth B Klerman, Barry I Graubard, Neil E Caporaso
Background: Circadian disruption is a probable human carcinogen. From the eastern to western border of a time zone, social time is equal, whereas solar time is progressively delayed, producing increased discrepancies between individuals' social and biological circadian time. Accordingly, western time zone residents experience greater circadian disruption and may be at an increased risk of cancer.Methods: We examined associations between the position in a time zone and age-standardized county-level incidence rates for total cancers combined and 23 specific cancers by gender using the data of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (2000-2012), including four million cancer diagnoses in white residents of 607 counties in 11 U...
August 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447065/circadian-clocks-diets-and-aging
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REVIEW
Amol Chaudhari, Richa Gupta, Kuldeep Makwana, Roman Kondratov
Diets and feeding regimens affect many physiological systems in the organism and may contribute to the development or prevention of various pathologies including cardiovascular diseases or metabolic syndromes. Some of the dietary paradigms, such as calorie restriction, have many well-documented positive metabolic effects as well as the potential to extend longevity in different organisms. Recently, the circadian clocks were put forward as integral components of the calorie restriction mechanisms. The circadian clocks generate the circadian rhythms in behavior, physiology, and metabolism; circadian disruption is associated with reduced fitness and decreased longevity...
March 31, 2017: Nutrition and Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373722/simulated-microgravity-triggers-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-keratinocytes
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Danilo Ranieri, Sara Proietti, Simona Dinicola, Maria Grazia Masiello, Benedetta Rosato, Giulia Ricci, Alessandra Cucina, Angela Catizone, Mariano Bizzarri, Maria Rosaria Torrisi
The microgravitational environment is known to affect the cellular behaviour inducing modulation of gene expression and enzymatic activities, epigenetic modifications and alterations of the structural organization. Simulated microgravity, obtained in the laboratory setting through the use of a Random Positioning Machine (RPM), represents a well recognized and useful tool for the experimental studies of the cellular adaptations and molecular changes in response to weightlessness. Short exposure of cultured human keratinocytes to the RPM microgravity influences the cellular circadian clock oscillation...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358954/modulation-of-circadian-rhythms-affects-corneal-epithelium-renewal-and-repair-in-mice
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Yunxia Xue, Peng Liu, Hanqing Wang, Chengju Xiao, Cuipei Lin, Jun Liu, Dong Dong, Ting Fu, Yabing Yang, Zhaorui Wang, Hongwei Pan, Jiansu Chen, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Purpose: In mammalian corneal epithelium, mitosis shows a distinct circadian pattern. However, how this circadian pattern is maintained, and how it or its disruption influence renewal and regeneration remain unclear. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were maintained under 12-hour light/12-hour dark (LD), 12-hour light/12-hour light (LL), 12-hour dark/12-hour dark (DD), or reversed LD (DL, 12-hour dark/12-hour light; jet-lag defined as a shift of 12 hours) conditions. Mitotic cells in corneal epithelium were enumerated and analyzed via immunofluorescence at different zeitgeber times (ZTs)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324596/blood-pressure-and-metabolic-changes-after-3-month-cpap-therapy-in-a-very-elderly-obese-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Chiara Di Pentima, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Elisabetta Borioni, Riccardo Sarzani
Age is one of the main risk factor for the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This syndrome is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and metabolic abnormalities, such as type 2 diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) represents the gold standard therapy, but its benefit is still to be determined in very elderly. We report the blood pressure and metabolic changes in a very elderly obese with severe OSA after 3-month CPAP therapy. We have evaluated a very elderly obese male affected by severe symptomatic OSA, poor controlled nocturnal hypertension and insulin resistance...
March 21, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322269/a-ras-gtpase-associated-protein-is-involved-in-the-phototropic-and-circadian-photobiology-responses-in-fungi
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Silvia Polaino, José M Villalobos-Escobedo, Viplendra P S Shakya, Alejandro Miralles-Durán, Suman Chaudhary, Catalina Sanz, Mahdi Shahriari, Eva M Luque, Arturo P Eslava, Luis M Corrochano, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Alexander Idnurm
Light is an environmental signal perceived by most eukaryotic organisms and that can have major impacts on their growth and development. The MadC protein in the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus (Mucoromycotina) has been postulated to form part of the photosensory input for phototropism of the fruiting body sporangiophores, but the madC gene has remained unidentified since the 1960s when madC mutants were first isolated. In this study the madC gene was identified by positional cloning. All madC mutant strains contain loss-of-function point mutations within a gene predicted to encode a GTPase activating protein (GAP) for Ras...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262759/role-of-a-circadian-relevant-gene-nr1d1-in-brain-development-possible-involvement-in-the-pathophysiology-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Masahide Goto, Makoto Mizuno, Ayumi Matsumoto, Zhiliang Yang, Eriko F Jimbo, Hidenori Tabata, Takanori Yamagata, Koh-Ichi Nagata
In our previous study, we screened autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patients with and without sleep disorders for mutations in the coding regions of circadian-relevant genes, and detected mutations in several clock genes including NR1D1. Here, we further screened ASD patients for NR1D1 mutations and identified three novel mutations including a de novo heterozygous one c.1499 G > A (p.R500H). We then analyzed the role of Nr1d1 in the development of the cerebral cortex in mice. Acute knockdown of mouse Nr1d1 with in utero electroporation caused abnormal positioning of cortical neurons during corticogenesis...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228130/transcriptome-of-the-floral-transition-in-rosa-chinensis-old-blush
#20
Xuelian Guo, Chao Yu, Le Luo, Huihua Wan, Ni Zhen, Tingliang Xu, Jiongrui Tan, Huitang Pan, Qixiang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The floral transition plays a vital role in the life of ornamental plants. Despite progress in model plants, the molecular mechanisms of flowering regulation remain unknown in perennial plants. Rosa chinensis 'Old Blush' is a unique plant that can flower continuously year-round. In this study, gene expression profiles associated with the flowering transition were comprehensively analyzed during floral transition in the rose. RESULTS: According to the transcriptomic profiles, 85,663 unigenes and 1,637 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, among which 32 unigenes were involved in the circadian clock, sugar metabolism, hormone, and autonomous pathways...
February 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
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