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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213822/effect-of-lipopolysaccharide-on-circadian-clock-genes-per2-and-bmal1-in-mouse-ovary
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Takashi Shimizu, Kaya Watanabe, Nozomi Anayama, Koyomi Miyazaki
In mammals, circadian rhythms are associated with multiple physiological events. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on circadian systems in the ovary. Immature female mice were received an intra-peritoneal injection of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) and LPS. Total RNA was collected from the ovary at 6-h intervals throughout a 48 h of experimental period. The expression of the circadian genes period 2 (Per2) and brain and muscle ARNT-like 1 (Bmal1) such as circadian genes was measured by quantitative PCR...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203671/heat-shock-antagonizes-uva-induced-responses-in-murine-melanocytes-and-melanoma-cells-an-unexpected-interaction
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Leonardo Vinícius Monteiro de Assis, Maria Nathália Moraes, Ana Maria de Lauro Castrucci
The skin is under the influence of oscillatory factors such as light and temperature. This organ possesses a local system that controls several aspects in a time-dependent manner; moreover, the skin has a well-known set of opsins whose function is still unknown. We demonstrate that heat shock reduces Opn2 expression in normal Melan-a melanocytes, while the opposite effect is found in malignant B16-F10 cells. In both cell lines, UVA radiation increases the expression of Opn4 and melanin content. Clock genes and Xpa, a DNA repair gene, of malignant melanocytes are more responsive to UVA radiation when compared to normal cells...
February 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202598/early-flowering-3-redundancy-fine-tunes-photoperiod-sensitivity
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Andrew J S Rubenach, Valerie Fg Hecht, Jacqueline K Vander Schoor, Lim Chee Liew, Gregoire Aubert, Judith Burstin, James L Weller
Three pea loci controlling photoperiod sensitivity, HIGH RESPONSE (HR), DIE NEUTRALIS (DNE) and STERILE NODES (SN) have recently been shown to correspond to orthologs of Arabidopsis circadian clock genes EARLY FLOWERING3 (ELF3), ELF4, and LUX ARRHYTHMO, respectively. A fourth pea locus, PHOTOPERIOD (PPD), also contributes to the photoperiod response in a similar manner to SN and DNE, and recessive ppd mutants on a spring-flowering hr mutant background show early, photoperiod-insensitive flowering. However, the molecular identity of PPD has so far remained elusive...
February 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196531/enhancing-circadian-clock-function-in-cancer-cells-inhibits-tumor-growth
#4
Silke Kiessling, Lou Beaulieu-Laroche, Ian D Blum, Dominic Landgraf, David K Welsh, Kai-Florian Storch, Nathalie Labrecque, Nicolas Cermakian
BACKGROUND: Circadian clocks control cell cycle factors, and circadian disruption promotes cancer. To address whether enhancing circadian rhythmicity in tumor cells affects cell cycle progression and reduces proliferation, we compared growth and cell cycle events of B16 melanoma cells and tumors with either a functional or dysfunctional clock. RESULTS: We found that clock genes were suppressed in B16 cells and tumors, but treatments inducing circadian rhythmicity, such as dexamethasone, forskolin and heat shock, triggered rhythmic clock and cell cycle gene expression, which resulted in fewer cells in S phase and more in G1 phase...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196106/tor-signaling-pathway-and-autophagy-are-involved-in-the-regulation-of-circadian-rhythms-in-behavior-and-plasticity-of-l2-interneurons-in-the-brain-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Ewelina Kijak, Elżbieta Pyza
Drosophila melanogaster is a common model used to study circadian rhythms in behavior and circadian clocks. However, numerous circadian rhythms have also been detected in non-clock neurons, especially in the first optic neuropil (lamina) of the fly's visual system. Such rhythms have been observed in the number of synapses and in the structure of interneurons, which exhibit changes in size and shape in a circadian manner. Although the patterns of these changes are known, the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of the TOR signaling pathway and autophagy in regulating circadian rhythms based on the behavior and structural plasticity of the lamina L2 monopolar cell dendritic trees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193877/origin-of-microbial-biomineralization-and-magnetotaxis-during-the-archean
#6
Wei Lin, Greig A Paterson, Qiyun Zhu, Yinzhao Wang, Evguenia Kopylova, Ying Li, Rob Knight, Dennis A Bazylinski, Rixiang Zhu, Joseph L Kirschvink, Yongxin Pan
Microbes that synthesize minerals, a process known as microbial biomineralization, contributed substantially to the evolution of current planetary environments through numerous important geochemical processes. Despite its geological significance, the origin and evolution of microbial biomineralization remain poorly understood. Through combined metagenomic and phylogenetic analyses of deep-branching magnetotactic bacteria from the Nitrospirae phylum, and using a Bayesian molecular clock-dating method, we show here that the gene cluster responsible for biomineralization of magnetosomes, and the arrangement of magnetosome chain(s) within cells, both originated before or near the Archean divergence between the Nitrospirae and Proteobacteria This phylogenetic divergence occurred well before the Great Oxygenation Event...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192242/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-temporal-expression-of-the-clock-genes-period-and-timeless-in-the-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense-during-female-reproductive-development
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SuHua Chen, Hui Qiao, HongTuo Fu, Shengming Sun, WenYi Zhang, ShuBo Jin, Yongsheng Gong, Sufei Jiang, Weiyi Xiong, YanWu
The circadian clock is crucial for sustaining rhythmic biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes in living creatures. In this study, we isolated and characterized two circadian clock genes in Macrobrachium nipponense, period (Mnper) and timeless (Mntim). The complete Mnper cDNA measures 4283bp in length with an open reading frame encoding 1292 amino acids, including functional domains such as PER-ARNT-SIM (PAS), cytoplasmic localization domain (CLD), TIM interaction site (TIS), and nuclear localization signal (NLS)...
February 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188587/circadian-rhythms-and-substance-abuse-chronobiological-considerations-for-the-treatment-of-addiction
#8
REVIEW
Ian C Webb
Reward-related learning, including that associated with drugs of abuse, is largely mediated by the dopaminergic mesolimbic pathway. Mesolimbic neurophysiology and motivated behavior, in turn, are modulated by the circadian timing system which generates ∼24-h rhythms in cellular activity. Both drug taking and seeking and mesolimbic dopaminergic neurotransmission can vary widely over the day. Moreover, circadian clock genes are expressed in ventral tegmental area dopaminergic cells and in mesolimbic target regions where they can directly modulate reward-related neurophysiology and behavior...
February 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186121/astrocyte-deletion-of-bmal1-alters-daily-locomotor-activity-and-cognitive-functions-via-gaba-signalling
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Olga Barca-Mayo, Meritxell Pons-Espinal, Philipp Follert, Andrea Armirotti, Luca Berdondini, Davide De Pietri Tonelli
Circadian rhythms are controlled by a network of clock neurons in the central pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Core clock genes, such as Bmal1, are expressed in SCN neurons and in other brain cells, such as astrocytes. However, the role of astrocytic clock genes in controlling rhythmic behaviour is unknown. Here we show that ablation of Bmal1 in GLAST-positive astrocytes alters circadian locomotor behaviour and cognition in mice. Specifically, deletion of astrocytic Bmal1 has an impact on the neuronal clock through GABA signalling...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185583/probabilistic-inference-of-lateral-gene-transfer-events
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Mehmood Alam Khan, Owais Mahmudi, Ikram Ullah, Lars Arvestad, Jens Lagergren
BACKGROUND: Lateral gene transfer (LGT) is an evolutionary process that has an important role in biology. It challenges the traditional binary tree-like evolution of species and is attracting increasing attention of the molecular biologists due to its involvement in antibiotic resistance. A number of attempts have been made to model LGT in the presence of gene duplication and loss, but reliably placing LGT events in the species tree has remained a challenge. RESULTS: In this paper, we propose probabilistic methods that samples reconciliations of the gene tree with a dated species tree and computes maximum a posteriori probabilities...
November 11, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182648/rna-seq-analysis-of-drosophila-clock-and-non-clock-neurons-reveals-neuron-specific-cycling-and-novel-candidate-neuropeptides
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Katharine C Abruzzi, Abigail Zadina, Weifei Luo, Evelyn Wiyanto, Reazur Rahman, Fang Guo, Orie Shafer, Michael Rosbash
Locomotor activity rhythms are controlled by a network of ~150 circadian neurons within the adult Drosophila brain. They are subdivided based on their anatomical locations and properties. We profiled transcripts "around the clock" from three key groups of circadian neurons with different functions. We also profiled a non-circadian outgroup, dopaminergic (TH) neurons. They have cycling transcripts but fewer than clock neurons as well as low expression and poor cycling of clock gene transcripts. This suggests that TH neurons do not have a canonical circadian clock and that their gene expression cycling is driven by brain systemic cues...
February 9, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179190/species-specific-developmental-timing-is-maintained-by-pluripotent-stem-cells-ex-utero
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Christopher Barry, Matthew T Schmitz, Peng Jiang, Michael P Schwartz, Bret M Duffin, Scott Swanson, Rhonda Bacher, Jennifer M Bolin, Angela L Elwell, Brian E McIntosh, Ron Stewart, James A Thomson
How species-specific developmental timing is controlled is largely unknown. By following human embryonic stem (ES) cell and mouse epiblast stem (EpiS) cell differentiation through detailed RNA-sequencing time courses, here we show that pluripotent stem cells closely retain in vivo species-specific developmental timing in vitro. In identical neural differentiation conditions in vitro, gene expression profiles are accelerated in mouse EpiS cells compared to human ES cells with relative rates of differentiation closely reflecting the rates of progression through the Carnegie stages in utero...
February 6, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177907/genetic-variation-of-clock-genes-and-cancer-risk-a-field-synopsis-and-meta-analysis
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Clara Benna, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster, Senthilkumar Rajendran, Halenya Monticelli, Pierluigi Pilati, Donato Nitti, Simone Mocellin
BACKGROUND: The number of studies on the association between clock genes' polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility has increased over the last years but the results are often conflicting and no comprehensive overview and quantitative summary of the evidence in this field is available. RESULTS: Literature search identified 27 eligible studies comprising 96756 subjects (cases: 38231) and investigating 687 polymorphisms involving 14 clock genes. Overall, 1025 primary and subgroup meta-analyses on 366 gene variants were performed...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177832/natural-variation-in-i-circadian-clock-associated-1-i-is-associated-with-flowering-time-in-i-brassica-rapa-i
#14
Hankuil Yi, Xiaonan Li, Seong Ho Lee, Ill-Sup Nou, Yong Pyo Lim, Yoonkang Hur
Flowering time is a very important agronomic trait and the development of molecular markers associated with this trait can facilitate crop breeding. <i>CIRCADIAN CLOCK ASSOCIATED 1</i> (<i>CCA1</i>), a core oscillator component of circadian rhythms that affect metabolic pathways in plants, has been implicated in flowering time control in <i>Brassica</i> species. <i>CCA1</i> gene sequences from three <i>Brassica rapa</i> inbred lines, showing either early flowering or late flowering phenotypes, were analyzed and a high level of ets were designed and tested using various inbred lines of <i>B...
December 22, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164453/the-circadian-clock-metabolism-and-obesity
#15
REVIEW
U Albrecht
In the last decades, obesity has been on the rise becoming a burden for health care systems. The reasons behind this rise are most likely caused by lifestyle rather than by an increase in gene mutations, because manifestations of genetic alterations would take longer than just a few decades. Lifestyle has a great impact on the circadian system and therefore on the body internal organization of physiological and biochemical processes, regulating various aspects of behavior and metabolism. In the following, I will discuss recent studies delineating relationships between metabolic processes and the circadian system, how metabolites and nutrients regulate the circadian clock and how nuclear receptors can act as metabolic sensors and clock regulators...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162920/how-does-general-anaesthesia-affect-the-circadian-clock
#16
REVIEW
Raewyn C Poulsen, Guy R Warman, Jamie Sleigh, Nicola M Ludin, James F Cheeseman
: Post-operative patients experience sleep disturbances. Animal studies demonstrate that general anaesthesia (GA) can disrupt circadian rhythms and cause changes in the molecular clock, indicating that anaesthesia contributes to post-operative circadian disruption. Here we review the effect of anaesthesia on the circadian clock and its rhythms in order to summarise current findings outline commonalities between studies and propose mechanisms by which effects may be mediated. KEY POINTS: 1) GA has strong effects on the main neurotransmitter systems linked with circadian control (Gamma aminobutyric acid/N-methyl-D-aspartate (GABA/NMDA)) and may act by interfering with light-entrainment of the clock...
December 18, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158242/de-novo-characterization-of-micrornas-in-oriental-fruit-moth-grapholita-molesta-and-selection-of-reference-genes-for-normalization-of-microrna-expression
#17
Xiu Wang, Yisong Li, Jing Zhang, Qingwen Zhang, Xiaoxia Liu, Zhen Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of endogenous non-coding small RNAs that have critical regulatory functions in almost all known biological processes at the post-transcriptional level in a variety of organisms. The oriental fruit moth Grapholita molesta is one of the most serious pests in orchards worldwide and threatens the production of Rosacea fruits. In this study, a de novo small RNA library constructed from mixed stages of G. molesta was sequenced through Illumina sequencing platform and a total of 536 mature miRNAs consisting of 291 conserved and 245 novel miRNAs were identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156168/evolution-of-circadian-rhythms-in-drosophila-melanogaster-populations-reared-in-constant-light-and-dark-regimes-for-over-330-generations
#18
Radhika Shindey, Vishwanath Varma, K L Nikhil, Vijay Kumar Sharma
Organisms are believed to have evolved circadian clocks as adaptations to deal with cyclic environmental changes, and therefore it has been hypothesized that evolution in constant environments would lead to regression of such clocks. However, previous studies have yielded mixed results, and evolution of circadian clocks under constant conditions has remained an unsettled topic of debate in circadian biology. In continuation of our previous studies, which reported persistence of circadian rhythms in Drosophila melanogaster populations evolving under constant light, here we intended to examine whether circadian clocks and the associated properties evolve differently under constant light and constant darkness...
February 3, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153924/correlations-between-circadian-rhythms-and-growth-in-challenging-environments
#19
Yuri Dakhiya, Duaa Hussien, Eyal Fridman, Moshe Kiflawi, Rachel M Green
In plants, the circadian system controls a plethora of processes, many with agronomic importance such as photosynthesis, photoprotection, stomatal opening, and photoperiodic development, as well as molecular processes such as gene expression. It has been suggested that modifying circadian rhythms may be a means to manipulate crops to develop "improved" plants for agriculture. However, there is very little information on how the clock influences the performance of crop plants. We have used a non-invasive, high-throughput technique, based on prompt chlorophyll fluorescence (F), for measuring circadian rhythms and demonstrated that the technique works in a range of plants...
January 30, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152061/robust-network-topologies-for-generating-oscillations-with-temperature-independent-periods
#20
Lili Wu, Qi Ouyang, Hongli Wang
Nearly all living systems feature a temperature-independent oscillation period in circadian clocks. This ubiquitous property occurs at the system level and is rooted in the network architecture of the clock machinery. To investigate the mechanism of this prominent property of the circadian clock and provide general guidance for generating robust genetic oscillators with temperature-compensated oscillations, we theoretically explored the design principle and core network topologies preferred by oscillations with a temperature-independent period...
2017: PloS One
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