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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916729/enkephalin-and-neuropeptide-y-interaction-in-the-intergeniculate-leaflet-network-a-part-of-the-mammalian-biological-clock
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K Palus, L Chrobok, M Kepczynski, M H Lewandowski
The intergeniculate leaflet (IGL) is a flat thalamic nucleus implicated in the modulation of circadian rhythmicity. In rat, two main GABAergic subpopulations can be distinguished in the IGL: neurons synthesising neuropeptide Y (NPY), which directly innervates the suprachiasmatic nuclei, and enkephalinergic cells, which connect contralaterally located leaflets. The aim of this study was to evaluate possible effects of inner IGL neurotransmitters on the spontaneous and synaptic activity of IGL neurons. The data presented in this article provide evidence that enkephalin, and not NPY, could act upon the majority of IGL neurons...
December 1, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909716/aberrant-timeless-expression-is-associated-with-poor-clinical-survival-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-early-stage-cervical-carcinoma
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Weijing Zhang, Weiling He, Yongjie Shi, Jing Zhao, Sailan Liu, Fengxiang Zhang, Jiarui Yang, Chuanmiao Xie, Yanna Zhang
TIMELESS is a highly conserved protein required for the maintenance of normal mammalian circadian oscillations and for controlling cellular metabolism and proliferation. Recently, TIMELESS was implicated in the tumorigenesis of certain cancers. However, little is known on TIMELESS protein expression and its potential as a prognostic factor in cervical cancer. Here, we investigate TIMELESS expression pattern and its clinicopathological significance in early-stage cervical carcinoma. TIMELESS mRNA and protein expression was evaluated by real-time PCR and western blot analysis in cervical cancer cell lines, a normal cervical cell line, as well as in six pairs of surgically removed cervical cancer and adjacent normal cervical tissues...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892932/reciprocal-regulation-of-carbon-monoxide-metabolism-and-the-circadian-clock
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Roman Klemz, Silke Reischl, Thomas Wallach, Nicole Witte, Karsten Jürchott, Sabrina Klemz, Veronika Lang, Stephan Lorenzen, Miriam Knauer, Steffi Heidenreich, Min Xu, Jürgen A Ripperger, Michael Schupp, Ralf Stanewsky, Achim Kramer
Circadian clocks are cell-autonomous oscillators regulating daily rhythms in a wide range of physiological, metabolic and behavioral processes. Feedback of metabolic signals, such as redox state, NAD(+)/NADH and AMP/ADP ratios, or heme, modulate circadian rhythms and thereby optimize energy utilization across the 24-h cycle. We show that rhythmic heme degradation, which generates the signaling molecule carbon monoxide (CO), is required for normal circadian rhythms as well as circadian metabolic outputs. CO suppresses circadian transcription by attenuating CLOCK-BMAL1 binding to target promoters...
November 28, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885007/circadian-physiology-of-metabolism
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REVIEW
Satchidananda Panda
A majority of mammalian genes exhibit daily fluctuations in expression levels, making circadian expression rhythms the largest known regulatory network in normal physiology. Cell-autonomous circadian clocks interact with daily light-dark and feeding-fasting cycles to generate approximately 24-hour oscillations in the function of thousands of genes. Circadian expression of secreted molecules and signaling components transmits timing information between cells and tissues. Such intra- and intercellular daily rhythms optimize physiology both by managing energy use and by temporally segregating incompatible processes...
November 25, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879349/ncam1-polysialylation-the-prion-protein-s-elusive-reason-for-being
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REVIEW
Mohadeseh Mehrabian, Herbert Hildebrandt, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms
Much confusion surrounds the physiological function of the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)). It is, however, anticipated that knowledge of its function will shed light on its contribution to neurodegenerative diseases and suggest ways to interfere with the cellular toxicity central to them. Consequently, efforts to elucidate its function have been all but exhaustive. Building on earlier work that uncovered the evolutionary descent of the prion founder gene from an ancestral ZIP zinc transporter, we recently investigated a possible role of PrP(C) in a morphogenetic program referred to as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
December 2016: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879317/correlated-evolution-between-ck1%C3%AE-and-the-serine-rich-motif-contributes-to-regulating-the-mammalian-circadian-clock
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Lijuan Xing, Yang An, Guangsen Shi, Jie Yan, Pancheng Xie, Zhipeng Qu, Zhihui Zhang, Zhiwei Liu, Dejing Pan, Ying Xu
Understanding the mechanism underlying the physiological divergence of species is a long-standing issue in evolutionary biology. The circadian clock is a highly conserved system existing in almost all organisms that regulates a wide range of physiological and behavioral events to adapt to the day-night cycle. Here, the interactions between hCK1δ/ϵ/DBT (Drosophila ortholog of CK1δ/ϵ) and serine rich (SR) motifs from hPER2 (ortholog of Drosophila per) were reconstructed in a Drosophila circadian system. The results indicated that in Drosophila, the SR mutant form hPER2S662G does not recapitulate the mouse or human mutant phenotype...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855200/mammalian-specific-central-myelin-protein-opalin-is-redundant-for-normal-myelination-structural-and-behavioral-assessments
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Fumio Yoshikawa, Yumi Sato, Koujiro Tohyama, Takumi Akagi, Tamio Furuse, Tetsushi Sadakata, Mika Tanaka, Yo Shinoda, Tsutomu Hashikawa, Shigeyoshi Itohara, Yoshitake Sano, M Said Ghandour, Shigeharu Wakana, Teiichi Furuichi
Opalin, a central nervous system-specific myelin protein phylogenetically unique to mammals, has been suggested to play a role in mammalian-specific myelin. To elucidate the role of Opalin in mammalian myelin, we disrupted the Opalin gene in mice and analyzed the impacts on myelination and behavior. Opalin-knockout (Opalin-/-) mice were born at a Mendelian ratio and had a normal body shape and weight. Interestingly, Opalin-/- mice had no obvious abnormalities in major myelin protein compositions, expression of oligodendrocyte lineage markers, or domain organization of myelinated axons compared with WT mice (Opalin+/+) mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826225/single-cell-transcriptional-analysis-reveals-novel-neuronal-phenotypes-and-interaction-networks-involved-in-the-central-circadian-clock
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James Park, Haisun Zhu, Sean O'Sullivan, Babatunde A Ogunnaike, David R Weaver, James S Schwaber, Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
Single-cell heterogeneity confounds efforts to understand how a population of cells organizes into cellular networks that underlie tissue-level function. This complexity is prominent in the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Here, individual neurons exhibit a remarkable amount of asynchronous behavior and transcriptional heterogeneity. However, SCN neurons are able to generate precisely coordinated synaptic and molecular outputs that synchronize the body to a common circadian cycle by organizing into cellular networks...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814361/clockwork-orange-enhances-period-mediated-rhythms-in-transcriptional-repression-by-antagonizing-e-box-binding-by-clock-cycle
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Jian Zhou, Wangjie Yu, Paul E Hardin
The Drosophila circadian oscillator controls daily rhythms in physiology, metabolism and behavior via transcriptional feedback loops. CLOCK-CYCLE (CLK-CYC) heterodimers initiate feedback loop function by binding E-box elements to activate per and tim transcription. PER-TIM heterodimers then accumulate, bind CLK-CYC to inhibit transcription, and are ultimately degraded to enable the next round of transcription. The timing of transcriptional events in this feedback loop coincide with, and are controlled by, rhythms in CLK-CYC binding to E-boxes...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813571/transcriptome-survey-of-phototransduction-and-clock-genes-in-marine-bivalves
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X J Sun, L Q Zhou, J T Tian, Z H Liu, B Wu, Y H Dong, A G Yang, W M Ma
Marine animals exhibit a variety of biological rhythms, such as solar and lunar-related cycles; however, our current molecular understanding of biological rhythms in marine animals is quite limited. Identifying and understanding the expression patterns of clock genes from available transcriptomes will help elucidate biological rhythms in marine species. Here, we perform a comprehensive survey of phototransduction and circadian genes using the mantle transcriptome of the scallop Patinopecten yessoensis and compare the results with those from three other bivalves...
October 24, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805047/an-open-hardware-platform-for-optogenetics-and-photobiology
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Karl P Gerhardt, Evan J Olson, Sebastian M Castillo-Hair, Lucas A Hartsough, Brian P Landry, Felix Ekness, Rayka Yokoo, Eric J Gomez, Prabha Ramakrishnan, Junghae Suh, David F Savage, Jeffrey J Tabor
In optogenetics, researchers use light and genetically encoded photoreceptors to control biological processes with unmatched precision. However, outside of neuroscience, the impact of optogenetics has been limited by a lack of user-friendly, flexible, accessible hardware. Here, we engineer the Light Plate Apparatus (LPA), a device that can deliver two independent 310 to 1550 nm light signals to each well of a 24-well plate with intensity control over three orders of magnitude and millisecond resolution. Signals are programmed using an intuitive web tool named Iris...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789727/horizontal-cells-expressing-melanopsin-x-are-novel-photoreceptors-in-the-avian-inner-retina
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Luis P Morera, Nicolás M Díaz, Mario E Guido
In the vertebrate retina, three types of photoreceptors-visual photoreceptor cones and rods and the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs)-converged through evolution to detect light and regulate image- and nonimage-forming activities such as photic entrainment of circadian rhythms, pupillary light reflexes, etc. ipRGCs express the nonvisual photopigment melanopsin (OPN4), encoded by two genes: the Xenopus (Opn4x) and mammalian (Opn4m) orthologs. In the chicken retina, both OPN4 proteins are found in ipRGCs, and Opn4x is also present in retinal horizontal cells (HCs), which connect with visual photoreceptors...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773695/rhythmic-oxygen-levels-reset-circadian-clocks-through-hif1%C3%AE
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Yaarit Adamovich, Benjamin Ladeuix, Marina Golik, Maarten P Koeners, Gad Asher
The mammalian circadian system consists of a master clock in the brain that synchronizes subsidiary oscillators in peripheral tissues. The master clock maintains phase coherence in peripheral cells through systemic cues such as feeding-fasting and temperature cycles. Here, we examined the role of oxygen as a resetting cue for circadian clocks. We continuously measured oxygen levels in living animals and detected daily rhythms in tissue oxygenation. Oxygen cycles, within the physiological range, were sufficient to synchronize cellular clocks in a HIF1α-dependent manner...
October 19, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760556/the-local-edge-machine-inference-of-dynamic-models-of-gene-regulation
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Kevin A McGoff, Xin Guo, Anastasia Deckard, Christina M Kelliher, Adam R Leman, Lauren J Francey, John B Hogenesch, Steven B Haase, John L Harer
We present a novel approach, the Local Edge Machine, for the inference of regulatory interactions directly from time-series gene expression data. We demonstrate its performance, robustness, and scalability on in silico datasets with varying behaviors, sizes, and degrees of complexity. Moreover, we demonstrate its ability to incorporate biological prior information and make informative predictions on a well-characterized in vivo system using data from budding yeast that have been synchronized in the cell cycle...
October 19, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760313/a-mathematical-model-of-the-liver-circadian-clock-linking-feeding-and-fasting-cycles-to-clock-function
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Aurore Woller, Hélène Duez, Bart Staels, Marc Lefranc
To maintain energy homeostasis despite variable energy supply and consumption along the diurnal cycle, the liver relies on a circadian clock synchronized to food timing. Perturbed feeding and fasting cycles have been associated with clock disruption and metabolic diseases; however, the mechanisms are unclear. To address this question, we have constructed a mathematical model of the mammalian circadian clock, incorporating the metabolic sensors SIRT1 and AMPK. The clock response to various temporal patterns of AMPK activation was simulated numerically, mimicking the effects of a normal diet, fasting, and a high-fat diet...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702781/differential-phasing-between-circadian-clocks-in-the-brain-and-peripheral-organs-in-humans
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Jacob J Hughey, Atul J Butte
The daily timing of mammalian physiology is coordinated by circadian clocks throughout the body. Although measurements of clock gene expression indicate that these clocks in mice are normally in phase with each other, the situation in humans remains unclear. We used publicly available data from five studies, comprising over 1000 samples, to compare the phasing of circadian gene expression in human brain and human blood. Surprisingly, after controlling for age, clock gene expression in brain was phase-delayed by ~8...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699411/rapid-dynamic-activation-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-stem-cell-responses-in-zebrafish
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Christopher J Sifuentes, Jung-Woong Kim, Anand Swaroop, Pamela A Raymond
Purpose: Zebrafish neurons regenerate from Müller glia following retinal lesions. Genes and signaling pathways important for retinal regeneration in zebrafish have been described, but our understanding of how Müller glial stem cell properties are regulated is incomplete. Mammalian Müller glia possess a latent neurogenic capacity that might be enhanced in regenerative therapies to treat degenerative retinal diseases. Methods: To identify transcriptional changes associated with stem cell properties in zebrafish Müller glia, we performed a comparative transcriptome analysis from isolated cells at 8 and 16 hours following an acute photic lesion, prior to the asymmetric division that produces retinal progenitors...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697884/photoperiod-modulates-fast-delayed-rectifier-potassium-currents-in-the-mammalian-circadian-clock
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Sahar Farajnia, Johanna H Meijer, Stephan Michel
One feature of the mammalian circadian clock, situated in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), is its ability to measure day length and thereby contribute to the seasonal adaptation of physiology and behavior. The timing signal from the SCN, namely the 24 hr pattern of electrical activity, is adjusted according to the photoperiod being broader in long days and narrower in short days. Vasoactive intestinal peptide and gamma-aminobutyric acid play a crucial role in intercellular communication within the SCN and contribute to the seasonal changes in phase distribution...
October 2016: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688755/mammalian-period-represses-and-de-represses-transcription-by-displacing-clock-bmal1-from-promoters-in-a-cryptochrome-dependent-manner
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Yi-Ying Chiou, Yanyan Yang, Naim Rashid, Rui Ye, Christopher P Selby, Aziz Sancar
The mammalian circadian clock is based on a transcription-translation feedback loop (TTFL) consolidated by secondary loops. In the primary TTFL, the circadian locomotor output cycles kaput (CLOCK)-brain and muscle Arnt-like protein-1 (BMAL1) heterodimer acts as the transcriptional activator, and Cryptochrome (CRY) and Period (PER) proteins function as repressors. PER represses by displacing CLOCK-BMAL1 from promoters in a CRY-dependent manner. Interestingly, genes with complex promoters may either be repressed or de-repressed by PER, depending on the particular promoter regulatory elements...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680326/a-comparative-study-on-the-regulatory-region-of-the-period1-gene-among-diurnal-nocturnal-primates
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Takafumi Katsumura, Yukiko Fukuyo, Shoji Kawamura, Hiroki Oota
BACKGROUND: The circadian clock is set up around a 24-h period in humans who are awake in the daytime and sleep in the nighttime, accompanied with physiological and metabolic rhythms. Most haplorhine primates, including humans, are diurnal, while most "primitive" strepsirrhine primates are nocturnal, suggesting primates have evolved from nocturnal to diurnal habits. The mechanisms of physiological changes causing the habits and of genetic changes causing the physiological changes are, however, unknown...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
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