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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920997/cyclic-variation-of-cellular-clock-proteins-in-the-mouse-estrous-ovary
#1
George Wiggins, Michael Legge
BACKGROUND: The mammalian ovary is controlled by a number of biological rhythms, which regulate the recruitment and release of mature oocytes. The main objective of this study was to investigate the role of cellular clock proteins during follicle maturation in the mouse estrous ovary. METHODS: Immunohistochemical (IHC) studies were performed on ovaries from 50 estrous staged mice culled at two time points of 09:00 [day] and 01:00 [mid-point of the dark cycle]. Six antibodies were used to identify the expression of core cellular clock proteins (BMAL1, CLOCK, CRY1, CRY2, PER1 and PER2) within the ovary and four follicle stages, primordial, primary, antral and corpus lutea...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907092/unconjugated-bile-acids-influence-expression-of-circadian-genes-a-potential-mechanism-for-microbe-host-crosstalk
#2
Kalaimathi Govindarajan, John MacSharry, Patrick G Casey, Fergus Shanahan, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan
Disruptions to circadian rhythm in mice and humans have been associated with an increased risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. The gut microbiota is known to be essential for the maintenance of circadian rhythm in the host suggesting a role for microbe-host interactions in the regulation of the peripheral circadian clock. Previous work suggested a role for gut bacterial bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity in the regulation of host circadian gene expression. Here we demonstrate that unconjugated bile acids, known to be generated through the BSH activity of the gut microbiota, are potentially chronobiological regulators of host circadian gene expression...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864077/trpv1-participates-in-the-activation-of-clock-molecular-machinery-in-the-brown-adipose-tissue-in-response-to-light-dark-cycle
#3
Maria Nathalia Moraes, Nathana Mezzalira, Leonardo Vinicius Monteiro de Assis, Michael Menaker, Ali Guler, Ana Maria L Castrucci
Transient receptor potential (TRPs) channels are involved in thermogenesis, and temperature and energy balance control. Mice lacking TrpV1 become more obese and develop insulin resistance when fed with high fat diet; however, a relationship between metabolic disorders, TRP channels, and clock genes is still unknown. Based on this, we hypothesized that TRPV1 channels would be involved in the synchronization of clock genes in the peripheral tissues. To address this question, we used wild type (WT) and TrpV1 knockout (KO) mice kept in constant darkness (DD) or in light-dark cycle (LD)...
November 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846817/micrornas-regulate-gene-plasticity-during-cold-shock-in-zebrafish-larvae
#4
I-Chen Hung, Yu-Chuan Hsiao, H Sunny Sun, Tsung-Ming Chen, Shyh-Jye Lee
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators responding to acute environmental stresses in both plants and animals. By modulating gene expression, miRNAs either restore or reconstitute a new expression program to enhance cell tolerance to stresses. Cold shock is one of the stresses that can induce acute physiological responses and transcriptional changes in aquatic creatures. Previous genomic studies have revealed many cold-affected genes in fish larvae and adults, however, the role of miRNAs in acute cold response is still ambiguous...
15, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834218/model-driven-experimental-approach-reveals-the-complex-regulatory-distribution-of-p53-by-the-circadian-factor-period-2
#5
Tetsuya Gotoh, Jae Kyoung Kim, Jingjing Liu, Marian Vila-Caballer, Philip E Stauffer, John J Tyson, Carla V Finkielstein
The circadian clock and cell cycle networks are interlocked on the molecular level, with the core clock loop exerting a multilevel regulatory role over cell cycle components. This is particularly relevant to the circadian factor Period 2 (Per2), which modulates the stability of the tumor suppressor p53 in unstressed cells and transcriptional activity in response to genotoxic stress. Per2 binding prevents Mdm2-mediated ubiquitination of p53 and, therefore, its degradation, and oscillations in the peaks of Per2 and p53 were expected to correspond...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796320/orexin-signaling-regulates-both-the-hippocampal-clock-and-the-circadian-oscillation-of-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-genes
#6
Zhixiong Ma, Weiliang Jiang, Eric Erquan Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a circadian clock-related disease. However, it is not very clear whether pre-symptomatic AD leads to circadian disruption or whether malfunction of circadian rhythms exerts influence on development of AD. Here, we report a functional clock that exists in the hippocampus. This oscillator both receives input signals and maintains the cycling of the hippocampal Per2 gene. One of the potential inputs to the oscillator is orexin signaling, which can shorten the hippocampal clock period and thereby regulate the expression of clock-controlled-genes (CCGs)...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791398/timing-of-glucocorticoid-administration-determines-severity-of-lipid-metabolism-and-behavioral-effects-in-rats
#7
Tao Wu, Jianguo Jiang, Luna Yang, Haifeng Li, Wanjing Zhang, Yangyang Chen, Binggong Zhao, Boda Kong, Ping Lu, Zhenzhen Zhao, Jiawei Zhu, Zhengwei Fu
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a group of steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal glands in circadian cycles, and the dysregulation of GC signaling has been suggested to cause metabolic syndrome. Even though prolonged GC exposure is associated with serious side effects such as metabolic syndrome and central nervous system disorders, the use of GCs in anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapies has been continuously rising. Meanwhile, the exact mechanisms by which GCs can influence the lipid metabolism as well as behavior and how they are affected by time remain unknown...
October 28, 2016: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791392/impact-of-ataxin-2-knock-out-on-circadian-locomotor-behavior-and-per-immunoreaction-in-the-scn-of-mice
#8
Martina Pfeffer, Suzana Gispert, Georg Auburger, Helmut Wicht, Horst-Werner Korf
In Drosophila melanogaster, Ataxin-2 is a crucial activator of Period and is involved in the control of circadian rhythms. However, in mammals the function of Ataxin-2 is unknown despite its involvement in the inherited neurogenerative disease Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 2 in humans. Therefore, we analyzed locomotor behavior of Atxn2-deficient mice and their WT littermates under entrained- and free-running conditions as well as after experimental jet lag. Furthermore, we compared the PER1 and PER2 immunoreaction (IR) in the SCN...
October 28, 2016: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784643/possible-molecular-mechanism-underlying-cadmium-induced-circadian-rhythms-disruption-in-zebrafish
#9
Bo Xiao, Tian-Ming Chen, Yingbin Zhong
This study was aimed to explore the mechanisms underlying cadmium-induced circadian rhythms disruption. Two groups of zebrafish larvae treated with or without 5 ppm CdCl2 were incubated in a photoperiod of 14-h light/10-h dark conditions. The mRNA levels of clock1a, bmal1b, per2 and per1b in two groups were determined. Microarray data were generated in two group of samples. Differential expression of genes were identified and the changes in expression level for some genes were validated by RT-PCR. Finally, Gene Ontology functional and KEGG pathway enrichment analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were performed...
October 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773696/circadian-clock-interaction-with-hif1%C3%AE-mediates-oxygenic-metabolism-and-anaerobic-glycolysis-in-skeletal-muscle
#10
Clara Bien Peek, Daniel C Levine, Jonathan Cedernaes, Akihiko Taguchi, Yumiko Kobayashi, Stacy J Tsai, Nicolle A Bonar, Maureen R McNulty, Kathryn Moynihan Ramsey, Joseph Bass
Circadian clocks are encoded by a transcription-translation feedback loop that aligns energetic processes with the solar cycle. We show that genetic disruption of the clock activator BMAL1 in skeletal myotubes and fibroblasts increased levels of the hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF1α) under hypoxic conditions. Bmal1(-/-) myotubes displayed reduced anaerobic glycolysis, mitochondrial respiration with glycolytic fuel, and transcription of HIF1α targets Phd3, Vegfa, Mct4, Pk-m, and Ldha, whereas abrogation of the clock repressors CRY1/2 stabilized HIF1α in response to hypoxia...
October 19, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747302/implications-of-circadian-rhythm-regulation-by-micrornas-in-colorectal-cancer
#11
Song Wu, Andrew Fesler, Jingfang Ju
AIM: To establish a connection between microRNA (miRNAs), circadian rhythm, and colorectal cancer patient survival. METHODS: Genomic and clinical data were extracted from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) colorectal cancer database, and the expression levels of candidate miRNAs and a set of circadian rhythm-related genes (Per1, Per2, Per3, Bmal1), and genes associated with chemosensitivity (thymidylate synthase, dihydrofolate reductase) were assessed for any correlations among their expression...
January 2016: Cancer Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747290/adora2b-signaling-in-cardioprotection
#12
Jennifer Gile, Tobias Eckle
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. A powerful strategy for cardioprotection would be to identify specific molecules or targets that mimic ischemic preconditioning (IP), where short non-lethal episodes of ischemia and reperfusion prior to myocardial infarction result in dramatic reduction of infarct sizes. Since 1960 researchers believed that adenosine has a strong cardio-protective potential. In fact, with the discovery of cardiac IP in 1986 by Murry et al., adenosine was the first identified molecule that was used in studying the underlying mechanism of IP...
2016: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740710/differential-localization-of-per1-and-per2-in-the-brain-master-circadian-clock
#13
Malini Riddle, Erica Mezias, Duncan Foley, Joseph LeSauter, Rae Silver
The hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), locus of the master circadian clock, bears many neuronal types. At the cellular-molecular level, the clock is comprised of feedback loops involving 'clock' genes including Period1 and Period2, and their protein products, PERIOD1 and PERIOD2 (PER1/2). In the canonical model of circadian oscillation, the PER1/2 proteins oscillate together. While their rhythmic expression in the SCN as a whole has been described, the possibility of regional differences remains unknown...
October 14, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725099/modulation-of-the-circadian-clock-by-glucocorticoid-receptor-isoforms-in-the-h295r-cell-line
#14
Zsolt Nagy, Alexa Marta, Henriett Butz, Istvan Liko, Karoly Racz, Attila Patocs
Peripheral clocks are set by different nervous, hormonal and metabolic stimuli, and regulate the circadian expression of several genes. We investigated whether a peripheral clock could be induced in the human adrenocortical cell line H295R and whether glucocorticoid receptor isoforms (GRα and GRß) are involved in this clock system. After synchronization of cells with serum shock, the rhythmic oscillation of clock genes PER1, PER2, REV-ERBα, and ARNTL was confirmed. In addition, H295R cells even without serum shock showed rhythmic expression of PER1, PER2, CRY1 and ARNTL...
October 8, 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721187/prkcdbp-cavin3-and-cry2-associate-with-major-depressive-disorder
#15
Leena Kovanen, Kati Donner, Mari Kaunisto, Timo Partonen
BACKGROUND: Dysfunctions in the intrinsic clocks are suggested in patients with depressive disorders. The cryptochrome circadian clocks 1 and 2 (CRY1 and CRY2) proteins modulate circadian rhythms in a cell and influence emotional reactions and mood in an individual. The protein kinase C delta binding protein (PRKCDBP, or CAVIN3), similar to the serum deprivation response protein (SDPR, or CAVIN2), reduces metabolic stability of the PER2-CRY2 transcription factor complex that plays a role in the circadian rhythm synchronization...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703199/l-ornithine-affects-peripheral-clock-gene-expression-in-mice
#16
Takafumi Fukuda, Atsushi Haraguchi, Mari Kuwahara, Kaai Nakamura, Yutaro Hamaguchi, Yuko Ikeda, Yuko Ishida, Guanying Wang, Chise Shirakawa, Yoko Tanihata, Kazuaki Ohara, Shigenobu Shibata
The peripheral circadian clock is entrained by factors in the external environment such as scheduled feeding, exercise, and mental and physical stresses. In addition, recent studies in mice demonstrated that some food components have the potential to control the peripheral circadian clock during scheduled feeding, although information about these components remains limited. l-Ornithine is a type of non-protein amino acid that is present in foods and has been reported to have various physiological functions...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690835/microrna-320a-predicts-chronic-axial-and-widespread-pain-development-following-motor-vehicle-collision-in-a-stress-dependent-manner
#17
Sarah D Linnstaedt, Kyle D Riker, Margaret G Walker, Jennifer E Nyland, Erin Zimny, Christopher Lewandowski, Phyllis L Hendry, Kathia Damiron, Claire Pearson, Marc-Anthony Velilla, Jeffrey Jones, Robert A Swor, Robert Domeier, Samuel A McLean
Study Design Prospective human cohort study combined with molecular studies. Background A microRNA is a small, noncoding RNA molecule that can play a role in disease onset. Recent studies found that circulating levels of microRNA 320a (miR-320a) are associated with musculoskeletal pain conditions and that miR-320a is stress responsive. Objectives To investigate whether circulating expression levels of miR-320a in the peritraumatic period predict persistent axial musculoskeletal pain 6 months after motor vehicle collision (MVC)...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668547/ultradian-feeding-in-mice-not-only-affects-the-peripheral-clock-in-the-liver-but-also-the-master-clock-in-the-brain
#18
Satish Sen, Hélène Raingard, Stéphanie Dumont, Andries Kalsbeek, Patrick Vuillez, Etienne Challet
Restricted feeding during the resting period causes pronounced shifts in a number of peripheral clocks, but not the central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). By contrast, daily caloric restriction impacts also the light-entrained SCN clock, as indicated by shifted oscillations of clock (PER1) and clock-controlled (vasopressin) proteins. To determine if these SCN changes are due to the metabolic or timing cues of the restricted feeding, mice were challenged with an ultradian 6-meals schedule (1 food access every 4 h) to abolish the daily periodicity of feeding...
September 26, 2016: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662578/per2-mediated-vascular-dysfunction-is-caused-by-the-upregulation-of-the-connective-tissue-growth-factor-ctgf
#19
Vaishnavi Jadhav, Qianyi Luo, James M Dominguez, Jude Al-Sabah, Brahim Chaqour, Maria B Grant, Ashay D Bhatwadekar
Period 2-mutant mice (Per2m/m), which possess a circadian dysfunction, recapitulate the retinal vascular phenotype similar to diabetic retinopathy (DR). The vascular dysfunction in Per2m/m is associated with an increase in connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2). At the molecular level, CTGF gene expression is dependent on the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway. The nuclear binding of β-catenin to a transcription factor, lymphoid enhancer binding protein (Lef)/ T-cell factor (TCF/LEF), leads to downstream activation of CTGF...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660894/association-of-clock-arntl-per2-and-gnb3-polymorphisms-with-diurnal-preference-in-a-korean-population
#20
Hye-Min Song, Chul-Hyun Cho, Heon-Jeong Lee, Joung Ho Moon, Seung-Gul Kang, Ho-Kyoung Yoon, Young-Min Park, Leen Kim
Polymorphisms in human circadian genes are potential genetic markers that affect diurnal preference in several populations. In this study, we evaluated whether four polymorphisms in circadian genes CLOCK, ARNTL, PER2, and GNB3 were associated with diurnal preference in a Korean population. In all, 499 healthy subjects were genotyped for four functional polymorphisms in CLOCK, ARNTL, PER2, and GNB3. Composite scale of morningness (CSM) was applied to measure phenotype patterns of human diurnal preference. In addition, three subscale scores, i...
2016: Chronobiology International
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