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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145569/immune-system-an-emerging-player-in-mediating-effects-of-endocrine-disruptors-on-metabolic-health
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Amita Bansal, Jorge Henao Mejia, Rebecca A Simmons
The incidence of metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and obesity continue to increase. In addition to the well-known contributors such as food intake and sedentary lifestyle, recent research in the exposure science discipline provides new evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A and phthalates via multiple routes (food, drink and skin contact) also contribute to the increased risk of metabolic disorders. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can disrupt any aspect of hormone action...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144185/rest-activity-circadian-rhythm-and-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-binge-eating-disorder
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E Roveda, A Montaruli, L Galasso, C Pesenti, E Bruno, P Pasanisi, M Cortellini, S Rampichini, S Erzegovesi, A Caumo, F Esposito
Recent findings suggest that altered rest-activity circadian rhythms (RARs) are associated with a compromised health status. RARs abnormalities have been observed also in several pathological conditions, such as cardiovascular, neurological, and cancer diseases. Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, with a prevalence of 3.5% in women and 2% in men. BED and its associate obesity and motor inactivity could induce RARs disruption and have negative consequences on health-related quality of life...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144172/disruptions-in-sleep-wake-cycles-in-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-and-their-correlates
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Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Hans Ivers
Significant disruptions in sleep-wake cycles have been found in advanced cancer patients in prior research. However, much remains to be known about specific sleep-wake cycle variables that are impaired in patients with a significantly altered performance status. More studies are also needed to explore the extent to which disrupted sleep-wake cycles are related to physical and psychological symptoms, time to death, maladaptive sleep behaviors, quality of life and 24-h light exposure. This study conducted in palliative cancer patients was aimed at characterizing patients' sleep-wake cycles using various circadian parameters (i...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144171/circadian-gene-methylation-in-rotating-shift-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Edyta Reszka, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Ewa Jabłońska, Paweł Kałużny, Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Pepłońska
Investigating the methylation status of the circadian genes may contribute to a better understanding of the shift work-related circadian disruption in individuals exposed to artificial light at night. In the present study, we determined the methylation status of the circadian genes associated with a shift work pattern among nurses and midwives participating in a cross-sectional study in Lodz, Poland. Quantitative methylation polymerase chain reaction assays were used to assess promoter CpG methylation in PER1, PER2, PER3, CRY1, CRY2, BMAL1, CLOCK, and NPAS2 in genomic DNA from whole blood of 347 women having a rotating-shift work schedule and 363 women working days only...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141950/maternal-circadian-rhythms-and-the-programming-of-adult-health-and-disease
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Tamara Jayne Varcoe, Kathryn L Gatford, David J Kennaway
The in utero environment is inherently rhythmic, with the fetus subjected to circadian changes in temperature, substrates and various maternal hormones. Meanwhile, the fetus is developing an endogenous circadian timing system, preparing for life in an external environment where light, food availability and other environmental factors change predictably and repeatedly every 24 hours. In humans, there are many situations that can disrupt circadian rhythms, including shift work, international travel, insomnias and circadian rhythm disorders (e...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138967/mice-lacking-egr1-have-impaired-clock-gene-bmal1-oscillation-locomotor-activity-and-body-temperature
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Casper Schwartz Riedel, Birgitte Georg, Henrik L Jørgensen, Jens Hannibal, Jan Fahrenkrug
Early growth response transcription factor 1 (EGR1) is expressed in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) after light stimulation. We used EGR1-deficient mice to address the role of EGR1 in the clock function and light-induced resetting of the clock. The diurnal rhythms of expression of the clock genes BMAL1 and PER1 in the SCN were evaluated by semi-quantitative in situ hybridization. We found no difference in the expression of PER1 mRNA between wildtype and EGR1-deficient mice; however, the daily rhythm of BMAL1 mRNA was completely abolished in the EGR1-deficient mice...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132973/mutual-influence-of-sleep-and-circadian-clocks-on-physiology-and-cognition
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Isabel Heyde, Jana-Thabea Kiehn, Henrik Oster
The 24-hour sleep-wake cycle is one of the most prominent outputs of the circadian clock system. At the same time, changes in sleep-wake behavior feedback on behavioral and physiological circadian rhythms, thus altering the coordination of the body's clock network. Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption have similar physiological endpoints including metabolic, cognitive, and immunologic impairments. This raises the question to which extent these phenomena are causally linked. In this review, we summarize different physiologic outcomes of sleep deprivation and mistimed sleep and discuss the experimental evidence for a mediating role of the circadian clock machinery in this context...
November 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130963/shift-work-and-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Ofer Havakuk, Nufar Zukerman, Nir Flint, Ben Sadeh, Gilad Margolis, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram, Haim Shmilovich
AIMS: Shift work disrupts the normal circadian rhythm and is associated with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and a higher incidence of CAD morbidity and mortality. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a robust noninvasive modality for assessing the presence, extent, and severity of CAD. We sought to investigate whether shift workers are prone to a higher burden of CAD compared to non-shift workers. METHODS: We conducted a historically prospective study in consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and answered a telephonic questionnaire...
November 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129126/chronic-circadian-misalignment-without-circadian-arrhythmicity-or-sleep-deprivation-does-not-impair-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Phan Q Duy, Samer Hattar
Artificial light in modern society has led to the ubiquity of light exposure at night as individuals work night shifts and use light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime. These aberrant light conditions have detrimental consequences on cognitive and mental health, compelling the need to understand the mechanisms by which light affects brain functions. Although it was believed that aberrant light impairs health by first disrupting circadian rhythms and sleep, we showed that chronic exposure to a light cycle termed T7 (3...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128567/haploinsufficiency-of-hnrnp-u-changes-activity-pattern-and-metabolic-rhythms
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Beibei Lai, Jianghuan Zou, Zhaoyu Lin, Zhipeng Qu, Anying Song, Ying Xu, Xiang Gao
The neuropeptides arginine vasopressin (Avp) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (Vip) are critical for the communication and coupling of suprachiasmatic nucleus neurons, which organize daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in mammals. However, how these peptides are regulated remains uncharacterized. Here, we demonstrate that heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein U (hnRNP U) is essential for the expression of Avp and Vip. Loss of one copy of the Hnrnpu gene resulted in fragmented locomotor activities and disrupted metabolic rhythms...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127449/determining-a-threshold-sub-acute-dose-leading-to-minimal-physiological-alterations-following-prolonged-exposure-to-the-nerve-agent-vx-in-rats
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E Bloch-Shilderman, I Rabinovitz, I Egoz, G Yacov, N Allon, U Nili
VX, a potent inhibitor of cholinesterase (ChE), is considered as one of the most toxic, persistent and least volatile nerve agents. VX is absorbed in various environmental surfaces and is gradually released long after its initial dispersal. Its toxicity is mainly caused by disrupting central and peripheral cholinergic nervous system activity, leading to potential long-term detrimental effects on health. The primary objective of the present study was to assess the threshold VX dose leading to minimal physiological alterations following prolonged VX exposure...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118206/social-origins-of-developmental-risk-for-mental-and-physical-illness
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Judy L Cameron, Kathie L Eagleson, Nathan A Fox, Takao K Hensch, Pat Levitt
Adversity in early childhood exerts an enduring impact on mental and physical health, academic achievement, lifetime productivity, and the probability of interfacing with the criminal justice system. More science is needed to understand how the brain is affected by early life stress (ELS), which produces excessive activation of stress response systems broadly throughout the child's body (toxic stress). Our research examines the importance of sex, timing and type of stress exposure, and critical periods for intervention in various brain systems across species...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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/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/29111816/comparing-the-response-to-acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-short-wavelength-lighting-emitted-from-computer-screens
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A Green, M Cohen-Zion, A Haim, Y Dagan
The use of electronic devices with light-emitting screens has increased exponentially in the last decade. As a result, humans are continuously exposed to unintentional artificial light. We explored the effects of acute and chronic exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) via screen illumination on sleep, circadian rhythms, and related functional outcomes. Nineteen participants (11 female and 8 males, mean age 28.1 ± 7.2 years) underwent a six-night study with three experimental conditions using a repeated-measures design: baseline (first night, no light exposure), acute ALAN exposure (second night), and chronic ALAN exposure (third to sixth nights)...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111422/shorter-sleep-duration-and-longer-sleep-onset-latency-are-related-to-difficulty-disengaging-attention-from-negative-emotional-images-in-individuals-with-elevated-transdiagnostic-repetitive-negative-thinking
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Jacob A Nota, Meredith E Coles
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is often associated with disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms. Disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms may deal a "second hit" to attentional control deficits. This study evaluated whether sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions are related to the top-down control of attention to negative stimuli in individuals with heightened repetitive negative thinking. METHODS: Fifty-two community adults with high levels of transdiagnostic RNT and varying habitual sleep durations and bedtimes participated in a hybrid free-viewing and directed attention task using pairs of emotionally-evocative and neutral images while eye-tracking data were collected...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106991/regulation-of-vascular-function-and-blood-pressure-by-circadian-variation-in-redox-signalling
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REVIEW
Glenn C Rodrigo, Karl E Herbert
There is accumulating evidence that makes the link between the circadian variation in blood pressure and circadian variations in vascular contraction. The importance of vascular endothelium-derived redox-active and redox-derived species in the signalling pathways involved in controlling vascular smooth muscle contraction are well known, and when linked to the circadian variations in the processes involved in generating these species, suggests a cellular mechanism for the circadian variations in blood pressure that links directly to the peripheral circadian clock...
October 26, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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/29103936/vrille-controls-pdf-neuropeptide-accumulation-and-arborization-rhythms-in-small-ventrolateral-neurons-to-drive-rhythmic-behavior-in-drosophila
#19
Kushan L Gunawardhana, Paul E Hardin
In Drosophila, the circadian clock is comprised of transcriptional feedback loops that control rhythmic gene expression responsible for daily rhythms in physiology, metabolism, and behavior. The core feedback loop, which employs CLOCK-CYCLE (CLK-CYC) activators and PERIOD-TIMELESS (PER-TIM) repressors to drive rhythmic transcription peaking at dusk, is required for circadian timekeeping and overt behavioral rhythms. CLK-CYC also activates an interlocked feedback loop, which uses the PAR DOMAIN PROTEIN 1ε (PDP1ε) activator and the VRILLE (VRI) repressor to drive rhythmic transcription peaking at dawn...
October 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100153/outdoor-light-at-night-and-the-prevalence-of-depressive-symptoms-and-suicidal-behaviors-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-korean-adults
#20
Jin-Young Min, Kyoung-Bok Min
BACKGROUND: Outdoor light at night (LAN) is an increasingly prevalent type of environmental pollution. Studies have demonstrated that outdoor LAN can disrupt circadian rhythms, potentially contributing to insomnia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic changes in humans. We investigated the association of outdoor LAN with depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviors in South Korean adults. METHODS: This study used data from the 2009 Korean Community Health Survey, a representative sample dataset...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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