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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525301/mood-the-circadian-system-and-melanopsin-retinal-ganglion-cells
#1
Lorenzo Lazzerini Ospri, Glen Prusky, Samer Hattar
The discovery of a third type of photoreceptors in the mammalian retina, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs), has had a revolutionary impact on chronobiology. We can now properly account for numerous nonvision-related functions of light, including its effect on the circadian system. Here, we give an overview of ipRGCs and their function as it relates specifically to mood and biological rhythms. Although circadian disruptions have been traditionally hypothesized to be the mediators of light's effects on mood, here we present an alternative model that dispenses with assumptions of causality between the two phenomena and explains mood regulation by light via another ipRGC-dependent mechanism...
May 17, 2017: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509111/synchrony-effect-on-joint-attention
#2
Marco Fabbri, Matteo Frisoni, Monica Martoni, Lorenzo Tonetti, Vincenzo Natale
Research on joint attention has demonstrated that individuals are sensitive to a coactor's attentional relation to jointly attended stimuli. Within a chronobiological approach, a study was conducted to assess whether the presence of joint attention, as measured by the joint Navon effect, was influenced by the synchrony effect. Pairs of participants sitting next to each other were required to respond to the identity letters in a go/no-go Navon task. The joint Navon task was performed by morning, intermediate and evening types (81 pairs) at different times of day (09:00-10:00; 13:00-14:00; 17:00-18:00)...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502410/performance-awareness-predicting-cognitive-performance-during-simulated-shiftwork-using-chronobiological-measures
#3
Drew M Morris, June J Pilcher, Joseph B Mulvihill, Melissa A Vander Wood
Physiological tracers of circadian rhythms and a performance awareness index were examined as predictors of cognitive performance during two sleep deprivation conditions common to occupational shiftwork. Study 1: Thirty-three sleep-deprived participants completed a simulated nightshift. Study 2: Thirty-two partially sleep-deprived participants completed a simulated dayshift. A standardized logic test was used to measure cognitive performance. Body temperature and heart rate were measured as chronobiological indices of endogenous circadian rhythms...
September 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499976/daily-modulation-of-the-speed-accuracy-trade-off
#4
Nicolas Gueugneau, Thierry Pozzo, Christian Darlot, Charalambos Papaxanthis
Goal-oriented arm movements are characterized by a balance between speed and accuracy. The relation between speed and accuracy has been formalized by Fitts' law and predicts a linear increase in movement duration with task constraints. Up to now this relation has been investigated on a short-time scale only, that is during a single experimental session, although chronobiological studies report that the motor system is shaped by circadian rhythms. Here, we examine whether the speed-accuracy trade-off could vary during the day...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488756/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-in-adults-and-children-a-hypothesis
#5
Sylvain Redon, Cécile Mareau, Eric Guedj, Anne Donnet
OBJECTIVE: To see how patients' clinical descriptions compare to the third classification of International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-III beta). BACKGROUND: CVS is an episodic syndrome associated with migraine. It is a rare disorder of childhood and adulthood. New criteria are proposed in the third classification of International Classification of Headache Disorders. METHODS: This study describes children and adults' CVS characteristics at a French tertiary-care center, according to the ICHD-II and ICHD-III beta criteria...
May 10, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468929/protein-and-energy-intakes-are-skewed-toward-the-evening-among-children-and-adolescents-in-the-united-states-nhanes-2013-2014
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Kevin C Mathias, Suzana Almoosawi, Leonidas G Karagounis
Background: Emerging evidence suggests that the timing, amount at individual eating occasions, and distribution of protein and energy intakes throughout the day may affect health.Objective: We examined the timing, amounts, and distribution of protein and energy intakes throughout the day among participants aged 4-18 y in the United States in the context of chronobiology and nutrition.Methods: This cross-sectional analysis included 2532 participants aged 4-18 y who completed the first interviewer-administered 24-h dietary recall in NHANES 2013-2014...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463712/the-relationship-between-chronotype-and-depressive-symptoms-a-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Jacky Au, John Reece
BACKGROUND: Expanding our understanding of the factors that influence depression is crucial for prognosis and treatment. In light of increasing evidence of an association between disrupted circadian rhythms and affective symptoms, a meta-analysis was used to examine the relationship between an eveningness chronotype and depression. METHODS: Electronic searches of the PsycINFO, Medline, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases were conducted in February 2016. Relevant reviews, related journals, and reference lists were manually searched...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461828/from-clinical-considerations-to-theory-blood-pressure-variability-profiles-and-patterns
#8
Cretu Diana E, Japie Cristina, Weiss Emma, Bunea Magda, Frunza Sabina, Daraban Ana Maria, Bartos Daniela, Badila Elisabeta
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure variability (BPV) has recently been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, endothelial dysfunction as well as both CV and non-CV morbidity and mortality. Different BPV indicators have been associated with increased CV risk. METHODS: We included 744 hypertensive patients referred to our clinic for uncontrolled arterial hypertension (HTN) between 2012 and 2014, with a minimum of 40 successful daytime and 8 successful nighttime readings on automatic blood pressure monitoring (ABPM Meditech-05 device, recordings at 15-20 minutes intervals during daytime and 20-30 minutes intervals during nighttime)...
June 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460798/from-the-midnight-sun-to-the-longest-night-sleep-in-antarctica
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REVIEW
Nathalie Pattyn, Martine Van Puyvelde, Helio Fernandez-Tellez, Bart Roelands, Olivier Mairesse
Sleep disturbances are the main health complaints from personnel deployed in Antarctica. The current paper presents a systematic review of research findings on sleep disturbances in Antarctica. The available sources were divided in three categories: results based on questionnaire surveys or sleep logs, studies using actigraphy, and data from polysomnography results. Other areas relevant to the issue were also examined. These included chronobiology, since the changes in photoperiod have been known to affect circadian rhythms, mood disturbances, exercise, sleep and hypoxia, countermeasure investigations in Antarctica, and other locations lacking a normal photoperiod...
March 14, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448626/genetic-background-dependent-effects-of-murine-micro-rnas-on-circadian-clock-function
#10
Silke Kiessling, Ahmet Ucar, Kamal Chowdhury, Henrik Oster, Gregor Eichele
MicroRNAs (miRs) are important regulators of a wide range of biological processes. Antagomir studies suggest an implication of miR-132 in the functionality of the mammalian circadian clock. miR-212 and miR-132 are tandemly processed from the same transcript and share the same seed region. We found the clock modulator miR-132 and miR-212 to be expressed rhythmically in the central circadian clock. Consequently, mRNAs implicated in circadian functions may likely be targeted by both miRs. To further characterize the circadian role we generated mice with stable deletion of the miR-132/212 locus and compared the circadian behavior of mutant and wild-type control animals on two genetic backgrounds frequently used in chronobiological research, C57BL/6N and 129/Sv...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430534/chronobiological-factors-for-compassion-satisfaction-and-fatigue-among-ambulatory-oncology-caregivers
#11
Daniela Bellicoso, Maureen Trudeau, Margaret I Fitch, Martin R Ralph
Primary caregivers for victims of chronic illness and or trauma experience both positive and negative emotional consequences. These are broadly classified as compassion satisfaction (CS) and compassion fatigue (CF). Because one of the components of CF, burnout, varies with chronotype and sleep quality, we assessed the influence of chronobiological features on the broader constructs of CS and CF. Responses from primary ambulatory care oncology staff working dayshifts were assessed for potential relationships of chronotype and sleep quality with CS and CF using the professional quality of life scale...
April 21, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386121/the-fractal-organization-of-ultradian-rhythms-in-avian-behavior
#12
Diego A Guzmán, Ana G Flesia, Miguel A Aon, Stefania Pellegrini, Raúl H Marin, Jackelyn M Kembro
Living systems exhibit non-randomly organized biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes that follow distinctive patterns. In particular, animal behavior displays both fractal dynamics and periodic rhythms yet the relationship between these two dynamic regimens remain unexplored. Herein we studied locomotor time series of visually isolated Japanese quails sampled every 0.5 s during 6.5 days (>10(6) data points). These high-resolution, week-long, time series enabled simultaneous evaluation of ultradian rhythms as well as fractal organization according to six different analytical methods that included Power Spectrum, Enright, Empirical Mode Decomposition, Wavelet, and Detrended Fluctuation analyses...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366622/chronobiological-studies-on-body-search-oviposition-and-emergence-of-megaselia-scalaris-diptera-phoridae-in-controlled-conditions
#13
Esta Bostock, Edward W Green, Charalambos P Kyriacou, Stefano Vanin
Circadian clocks have evolved to synchronize physiology, metabolism and behaviour to the 24-h geophysical cycles of the Earth. Understanding the circadian clock mechanism could play an important role in forensic entomology because it temporally gates behaviour such as locomotor activities, feeding, mating, egg laying and adult emergence which could provide useful information for crime reconstruction. The scuttle fly Megaselia scalaris colonises both exposed and buried bodies, whether indoors or outdoors. Locomotor activity, oviposition and adult emergence of this species have been investigated using technologies employed in many previous Drosophila circadian studies...
March 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351501/hypothesis-a-perfect-day-conveys-internal-time
#14
J V Groß, L Fritschi, T C Erren
In 2007 the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC] concluded "shift work that involves circadian disruption is probably carcinogenic to humans" (Group 2A). To investigate the "probable" causal link, information on individual chronobiology is needed to specify exposures to circadian disruption associated with shift work. In epidemiological studies this information is usually assessed by questionnaire. The most widely used Morningness-Eveningness-Questionnaire (MEQ) and MunichChronoTypeQuestionnaire (MCTQ) reveal information on circadian type (MEQ) and actual sleep behaviour (MCTQ)...
April 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331534/ford-and-edison-in-a-modern-regulatory-environment-the-first-in-human-trial-of-night-work-and-artificial-light
#15
EDITORIAL
Thomas C Erren, David M Shaw, Ursula Wild, J Valérie Groß
A thought experiment places Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison in a modern regulatory environment. In a utopian occupational world devoid of night-shifts or artificial light, Ford wants to experiment with "working through the night". To support Ford's project, Edison offers his patented electric lamps to "turn nights into days". An ethics committee [EC] does not approve the night-work experiment and Utopia's Food and Drug Administration [FDA] does not approve the potential medical device as safe for use by humans...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306393/circannual-rhythm-of-plasmatic-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-association-with-markers-of-psychophysical-stress-in-a-cohort-of-italian-professional-soccer-players
#16
Giovanni Lombardi, Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Sergio Logoluso, Giovanni Logoluso, Nino Cocco, Giulio Cocco, Antonino Cocco, Giuseppe Banfi
Adequate plasmatic Vitamin D levels are crucial to maintain calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism both in the general population and in athletes. Correct dietary supply and a regular sun exposure are fundamental for allowing the desired and effective fitness level. Past studies highlighted a scenario of Vitamin D insufficiency among professional soccer players in several countries, especially in North Europe, whilst a real deficiency in athletes is rare. The typical seasonal fluctuations of Vitamin D are wrongly described transversally in athletes belonging to teams that play at different latitudes and a chronobiologic approach studying the Vitamin D circannual rhythm in soccer players has not been described yet...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249777/analyses-of-the-cellular-clock-gene-expression-in-peripheral-tissue-caudal-fin-in-the-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#17
Makoto Mogi, Hayato Yokoi, Tohru Suzuki
Understanding the systems for maintaining the circadian rhythms that give organisms the flexibility to adapt to environmental changes is important in both aquaculture and fish chronobiology, because nursery lighting conditions can affect the survival and growth rates of larvae. We previously demonstrated that in flounder, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) exhibits daily rhythm in per2 expression, in sharp contrast to zebrafish, in which the SCN does not exhibit clear per2 expression rhythm. To examine whether a hierarchy exists in systems that maintain the expression rhythm of peripheral clock genes in flounder, in the present study we analyzed the in vivo and in vitro expression of three clock genes, per2, per1, and cry1, in the caudal fin and the effects of cortisol and melatonin administration on the expression of each clock gene...
March 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229109/interaction-between-circadian-rhythms-and-stress
#18
REVIEW
C E Koch, B Leinweber, B C Drengberg, C Blaum, H Oster
Life on earth has adapted to the day-night cycle by evolution of internal, so-called circadian clocks that adjust behavior and physiology to the recurring changes in environmental conditions. In mammals, a master pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus receives environmental light information and synchronizes peripheral tissues and central non-SCN clocks to geophysical time. Regulatory systems such as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS), both being important for the regulation of stress responses, receive strong circadian input...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219731/time-place-learning-and-activity-profile-under-constant-light-and-constant-dark-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#19
Clarissa de Almeida Moura, Jéssica Polyana da Silva Lima, Vanessa Augusta Magalhães Silveira, Mário André Leocadio Miguel, Ana Carolina Luchiari
The ability to learn about the signs of variability in space and time is known as time place learning (TPL). To adjust their circadian rhythms, animals use stimuli that change regularly, such as the light-dark cycle, temperature, food availability or even social stimuli. Because light-dark cycle is the most important environmental temporal cue, we asked how a diurnal animal would perform TPL if this cue was removed. Zebrafish has been extensively studied in the chronobiology area due to it diurnal chronotype, thus, we studied the effects of constant light and constant dark on the time-place learning and activity profile in zebrafish...
May 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216658/timing-the-day-what-makes-bacterial-clocks-tick
#20
REVIEW
Carl Hirschie Johnson, Chi Zhao, Yao Xu, Tetsuya Mori
Chronobiological studies of prokaryotic organisms have generally lagged far behind the study of endogenous circadian clocks in eukaryotes, in which such systems are essentially ubiquitous. However, despite only being studied during the past 25 years, cyanobacteria have become important model organisms for the study of circadian rhythms and, presently, their timekeeping mechanism is the best understood of any system in terms of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics and adaptive importance. Nevertheless, intrinsic daily rhythmicity among bacteria other than cyanobacteria is essentially unknown; some tantalizing information suggests widespread daily timekeeping among Eubacteria and Archaea through mechanisms that share common elements with the cyanobacterial clock but are distinct...
April 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
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