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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410879/determination-of-reference-genes-that-are-independent-of-feeding-rhythms-for-circadian-studies-of-mouse-metabolic-tissues
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Reiko Nakao, Hiroki Okauchi, Chiaki Hashimoto, Naoyuki Wada, Katsutaka Oishi
Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis is a popular method for the measurement of mRNA expression level and is a critical tool for basic research. The identification of suitable reference genes that are stable and not affected by experimental conditions is a critical step in the accurate normalization of RT-PCR. On the other hand, the levels of numerous transcripts exhibit circadian oscillation in various peripheral tissues and it is thought to be regulated by feeding rhythms in addition to the molecular circadian clock...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408140/differential-menopause-versus-aging-induced-changes-in-oxidative-stress-and-circadian-rhythm-gene-markers
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Oriol A Rangel-Zuñiga, Cristina Cruz-Teno, Carmen Haro, Gracia M Quintana-Navarro, Fernando Camara-Martos, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Antonio Garcia-Rios, Marta Garaulet, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Jose Lopez-Miranda, Francisco Perez-Jimenez, Antonio Camargo
Menopause is characterized by the depletion of estrogen that has been proposed to cause oxidative stress. Circadian rhythm is an internal biological clock that controls physiological processes. It was analyzed the gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and the lipids and glucose levels in plasma of a subgroup of 17 pre-menopausal women, 19 men age-matched as control group for the pre-menopausal women, 20 post-menopausal women and 20 men age-matched as control group for the post-menopausal women; all groups were matched by body mass index...
April 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401917/cooperative-roles-of-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-central-clock-and-the-adrenal-clock-in-controlling-circadian-glucocorticoid-rhythm
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Sooyoung Chung, Eun Jeong Lee, Hyo Kyeong Cha, Jeongah Kim, Doyeon Kim, Gi Hoon Son, Kyungjin Kim
The mammalian circadian timing system consists of the central clock in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and subsidiary peripheral clocks in other tissues. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are adrenal steroid hormones with widespread physiological effects that undergo daily oscillations. We previously demonstrated that the adrenal peripheral clock plays a pivotal role in circadian GC rhythm by driving cyclic GC biosynthesis. Here, we show that the daily rhythm in circulating GC levels is controlled by bimodal actions of central and adrenal clockwork...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396415/variations-in-crowding-saccadic-precision-and-spatial-localization-reveal-the-shared-topology-of-spatial-vision
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John A Greenwood, Martin Szinte, Bilge Sayim, Patrick Cavanagh
Visual sensitivity varies across the visual field in several characteristic ways. For example, sensitivity declines sharply in peripheral (vs. foveal) vision and is typically worse in the upper (vs. lower) visual field. These variations can affect processes ranging from acuity and crowding (the deleterious effect of clutter on object recognition) to the precision of saccadic eye movements. Here we examine whether these variations can be attributed to a common source within the visual system. We first compared the size of crowding zones with the precision of saccades using an oriented clock target and two adjacent flanker elements...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385272/-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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V Promelle, S Milazzo
Retinopathy of prematurity is a retinal vasoproliferative disease affecting extremely preterm infants exposed to high concentrations of oxygen therapy. Infants born before 32 post-menstrual weeks or with a birth weight of less than 1500g should systematically have a dilated fundus examination. The time of screening and schedule for follow-up are guided by the various risk factors. This disease results from immaturity of the peripheral retinal vessels at the time of premature birth. The classification of ROP depends on the anteroposterior extent of involvement (from center to periphery: zone I, II and III), its extension in 30° sectors (clock hours) and its stage (stage 1 to 5)...
April 3, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382018/phosphoproteome-profiling-reveals-circadian-clock-regulation-of-posttranslational-modifications-in-the-murine-hippocampus
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Cheng-Kang Chiang, Bo Xu, Neel Mehta, Janice Mayne, Warren Y L Sun, Kai Cheng, Zhibin Ning, Jing Dong, Hanfa Zou, Hai-Ying Mary Cheng, Daniel Figeys
The circadian clock is an endogenous oscillator that drives daily rhythms in physiology, behavior, and gene expression. The underlying mechanisms of circadian timekeeping are cell-autonomous and involve oscillatory expression of core clock genes that is driven by interconnecting transcription-translation feedback loops (TTFLs). Circadian clock TTFLs are further regulated by posttranslational modifications, in particular, phosphorylation. The hippocampus plays an important role in spatial memory and the conversion of short- to long-term memory...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378969/estimation-of-cognitive-and-affective-disorders-occurrence-in-patients-with-lyme-borreliosis
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Barbara Oczko-Grzesik, Lucjan Kępa, Monika Puszcz-Matlińska, Robert Pudło, Anna Żurek, Teresa Badura-Głąbik
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. The most common symptoms are related to the skin, musculo-scelatal system, central and peripheral nervous system, rarely to the heart muscle and the eye, and may occur in the multistage course of the disease. LB may additionally be accompanied by psychopathological symptoms. The aim of the study is estimation of the cognitive and affective disorders occurence in patients with LB...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377537/accelerated-epigenetic-aging-in-werner-syndrome
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Anna Maierhofer, Julia Flunkert, Junko Oshima, George M Martin, Thomas Haaf, Steve Horvath
Individuals suffering from Werner syndrome (WS) exhibit many clinical signs of accelerated aging. While the underlying constitutional mutation leads to accelerated rates of DNA damage, it is not yet known whether WS is also associated with an increased epigenetic age according to a DNA methylation based biomarker of aging (the "Epigenetic Clock"). Using whole blood methylation data from 18 WS cases and 18 age matched controls, we find that WS is associated with increased extrinsic epigenetic age acceleration (p=0...
April 4, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373831/interactions-of-circadian-rhythmicity-stress-and-orexigenic-neuropeptide-systems-implications-for-food-intake-control
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REVIEW
Anna Blasiak, Andrew L Gundlach, Grzegorz Hess, Marian H Lewandowski
Many physiological processes fluctuate throughout the day/night and daily fluctuations are observed in brain and peripheral levels of several hormones, neuropeptides and transmitters. In turn, mediators under the "control" of the "master biological clock" reciprocally influence its function. Dysregulation in the rhythmicity of hormone release as well as hormone receptor sensitivity and availability in different tissues, is a common risk-factor for multiple clinical conditions, including psychiatric and metabolic disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373017/conditional-postnatal-deletion-of-the-neonatal-murine-hepatic-circadian-gene-npas2-alters-the-gut-microbiome-following-restricted-feeding
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Derek S O'Neil, Christopher J Stewart, Derrick M Chu, Danielle M Goodspeed, Pablo J Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Cynthia D Shope, Kjersti M Aagaard
BACKGROUND: We have recently shown in both non-human primates and in rodents that fetal and neonatal hepatic expression of the circadian transcription factor, Npas2, is modulated by a high fat maternal diet and plays a critical role in establishing life-long metabolic homeostasis. Similarly, we and others have also established the importance of the maternal and early postnatal diet on establishment of the early gut microbiome. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that altered circadian gene expression solely in the neonatal liver would result in gut microbiome dysbiosis, especially with diet-induced metabolic stress (ie, restricted feeding)...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371363/diurnal-expression-of-proteins-in-the-retina-of-the-blind-cone-rod-homeobox-crx-mouse-and-the-129-sv-mouse-a-proteomic-study
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Morten Møller, Martin Fredensborg Rath, Maja Ludvigsen, Bent Honoré, Henrik Vorum
PURPOSE: The vertebrate retina contains a circadian clock participating in adaptations to day and night vision. This peripheral clock is independent of the master clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The retinal clock is located in several cell types, including the photoreceptors. To investigate the role of the circadian clock of the photoreceptor cells in regulation of retinal protein rhythms, we analysed diurnal protein expression in the photoreceptor-deficient cone-rod homeobox knockout mouse (Crx(-/-) ) and the 129/Sv mouse...
March 28, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364215/dna-methylation-age-is-elevated-in-breast-tissue-of-healthy-women
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Mary E Sehl, Jill E Henry, Anna Maria Storniolo, Patricia A Ganz, Steve Horvath
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence suggests that female breast tissue ages faster than other parts of the body according to an epigenetic biomarker of aging known as the "epigenetic clock." However, it is unknown whether breast tissue samples from healthy women show a similar accelerated aging effect relative to other tissues, and what could drive this acceleration. The goal of this study is to validate our initial finding of advanced DNA methylation (DNAm) age in breast tissue, by directly comparing it to that of peripheral blood tissue from the same individuals, and to do a preliminary assessment of hormonal factors that could explain the difference...
March 31, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355693/-influence-of-occupational-aluminum-exposure-on-cognitive-function-and-glutamate-receptor-protein-expression-in-workers
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P Ren, R Li, Y Z Yuan, X T Lu, Q Niu
Objective: To investigate the influence of occupational aluminum exposure on cognitive function and glutamate receptor protein expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes in workers and the possibility of glutamate receptor being used as a biomarker for cognitive impairment in aluminum workers. Methods: From October to December, 2014, cluster sampling was performed to select 121 workers in aluminum electrolysis workshop as exposure group and 231 workers in thermoelectric workshop and logistics department as control group...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352282/poor-sleep-quality-is-associated-with-dawn-phenomenon-and-impaired-circadian-clock-gene-expression-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yuxin Huang, Haidong Wang, Yuan Li, Xiaoming Tao, Jiao Sun
Aims. We investigated whether poor sleep quality is associated with both dawn phenomenon and impaired circadian clock gene expression in subjects with diabetes. Methods. 81 subjects with diabetes on continuous glucose monitoring were divided into two groups according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The magnitude of dawn phenomenon was quantified by its increment from nocturnal nadir to prebreakfast. Peripheral leucocytes were sampled from 81 subjects with diabetes and 28 normal controls at 09:00. Transcript levels of circadian clock genes (BMAL1, PER1, PER2, and PER3) were determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348112/hypophysectomy-abolishes-rhythms-in-rat-thyroid-hormones-but-not-in-the-thyroid-clock
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Jan Fahrenkrug, Birgitte Georg, Jens Hannibal, Henrik Løvendahl Jørgensen
The endocrine body rhythms including the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis seem to be regulated by the circadian timing system, and daily rhythmicity of circulating thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is well-established. The circadian rhythms are generated by endogenous clocks in the central brain oscillator located in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) as well as multiple peripheral clocks, but information on the existence and function of a thyroid clock is limited. The molecular machinery in all clock cells is composed of a number of clock genes and their gene products connected by autoregulatory feedback loops...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337174/regulation-of-mammalian-physiology-by-interconnected-circadian-and-feeding-rhythms
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REVIEW
Florian Atger, Daniel Mauvoisin, Benjamin Weger, Cédric Gobet, Frédéric Gachon
Circadian clocks are endogenous timekeeping systems that adapt in an anticipatory fashion the physiology and behavior of most living organisms. In mammals, the master pacemaker resides in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and entrains peripheral clocks using a wide range of signals that differentially schedule physiology and gene expression in a tissue-specific manner. The peripheral clocks, such as those found in the liver, are particularly sensitive to rhythmic external cues like feeding behavior, which modulate the phase and amplitude of rhythmic gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335761/the-effects-of-jiao-tai-wan-on-sleep-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-obesity-resistant-rats-with-chronic-partial-sleep-deprivation
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Xin Zou, Wenya Huang, Fuer Lu, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Shuyong Zhao, Jiming Jia, Lijun Xu, Kaifu Wang, Nan Wang, Hui Dong
BACKGROUND: Jiao-Tai-Wan (JTW), composed of Rhizome Coptidis and Cortex Cinnamomi, is a classical traditional Chinese prescription for treating insomnia. Several in vivo studies have concluded that JTW could exert its therapeutical effect in insomnia rats. However, the specific mechanism is still unclear. The present study aimed to explore the effect of JTW on sleep in obesity-resistant (OR) rats with chronic partial sleep deprivation (PSD) and to clarify its possible mechanism. METHODS: JTW was prepared and the main components contained in the granules were identified by 3D-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (3D-HPLC) assay...
March 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333377/circadian-rhythms-in-adipose-tissue-physiology
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Jana-Thabea Kiehn, Anthony H Tsang, Isabel Heyde, Brinja Leinweber, Isa Kolbe, Alexei Leliavski, Henrik Oster
The different types of adipose tissues fulfill a wide range of biological functions-from energy storage to hormone secretion and thermogenesis-many of which show pronounced variations over the course of the day. Such 24-h rhythms in physiology and behavior are coordinated by endogenous circadian clocks found in all tissues and cells, including adipocytes. At the molecular level, these clocks are based on interlocked transcriptional-translational feedback loops comprised of a set of clock genes/proteins. Tissue-specific clock-controlled transcriptional programs translate time-of-day information into physiologically relevant signals...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331994/daily-socs1-rhythms-alter-with-aging-differentially-in-peripheral-clocks-in-male-wistar-rats-therapeutic-effects-of-melatonin
#19
Ch Vinod, Anita Jagota
Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in synchronization with the peripheral clocks regulates the temporal oscillations leading to overt rhythms. Aging leads to attenuation of such circadian regulation, accompanied by increased inflammatory mediators prevalently the cytokines. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) family of proteins such as SOCS 1, 3 and cytokine-inducible SH2-containing protein (CIS) negatively regulate the cytokine signaling pathway. The role of SOCS1 in aging and circadian system is obscure. We therefore studied the daily rhythms of rSocs1 mRNA expression at Zeitgeber time (ZT) -0, 6, 12 and 18 in peripheral clocks such as liver, kidney, intestine and heart of 3, 12 and 24 months (m) old male Wistar rats...
March 22, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324069/glucose-homeostasis-regulation-by-peripheral-circadian-clocks-in-rodents-and-humans
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Frederic Gachon, Ursula Loizides-Mangold, Volodymyr Petrenko, Charna Dibner
Most organisms, including humans, have developed an intrinsic system of circadian oscillators, allowing the anticipation of events related to the rotation of the Earth around its own axis. The mammalian circadian timing system orchestrates nearly all aspects of physiology and behavior. Together with systemic signals, emanating from the central clock which resides in the hypothalamus, peripheral oscillators orchestrate tissue-specific fluctuations in gene expression, protein synthesis, and posttranslational modifications, driving overt rhythms in physiology and behavior...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
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