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Circadian rhythms
Linke M, Jankowski KS. Chronotype in individuals with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. Schizophr Res. 2021 Jul 28;235:74-79. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2021.07.020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34332427. Abstract Objective: Emerging evidence shows that evening chronotype is associated with mental health problems, especially mood disorders, but few studies have investigated its association with schizophrenia. Based on meta-analytic methods, we aimed...
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La Morgia C, Carelli V, Sadun AA. Retina and melanopsin neurons. Handb Clin Neurol. 2021;179:315-329. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819975-6.00020-0. PMID: 34225972. Abstract Melanopsin retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) are the third class of retinal photoreceptors with unique anatomical, electrophysiological, and biological features. There are different mRGC subtypes with differential projections to the brain. These cells contribute to many...
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Kyba, C.C.M.; Pritchard, S.B.; Ekirch, A.R.; Eldridge, A.; Jechow, A.; Preiser, C.; Kunz, D.; Henckel, D.; Hölker, F.; Barentine, J.; Berge, J.; Meier, J.; Gwiazdzinski, L.; Spitschan, M.; Milan, M.; Bach, S.; Schroer, S.; Straw, W. Night Matters—Why the Interdisciplinary Field of “Night Studies” Is Needed. J 2020, 3, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3390/j3010001 Abstract The night has historically been neglected...
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Gutierrez Lopez DE, Lashinger LM, Weinstock GM, Bray MS. Circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome synchronize the host’s metabolic response to diet. Cell Metab. 2021 May 4;33(5):873-887. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.03.015. Epub 2021 Mar 30. PMID: 33789092. Abstract The molecular circadian clock and symbiotic host-microbe relationships both evolved as mechanisms that enhance metabolic responses to environmental challenges....
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Stéphanie M. C. Abo et al. Modeling the circadian regulation of the immune system: Sexually dimorphic effects of shift work, PLOS Computational Biology (2021). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008514 Abstract The circadian clock exerts significance influence on the immune system and disruption of circadian rhythms has been linked to inflammatory pathologies. Shift workers often experience circadian misalignment as their irregular work...
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Chellappa SL, Vujovic N, Williams JS, Scheer FAJL. Impact of Circadian Disruption on Cardiovascular Function and Disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Oct;30(10):767-779. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2019.07.008. Epub 2019 Aug 16. PMID: 31427142; PMCID: PMC6779516. Abstract The circadian system, that is ubiquitous across species, generates ∼24 h rhythms in virtually all biological processes, and allows them to anticipate...
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Putative contributions of circadian clock and sleep in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection Miguel Meira eCruz, Masaaki Miyazawa, David Gozal European Respiratory Journal Jan 2020, 2001023;  DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01023-2020 Circadian deregulation and poor or insufficient sleep may facilitate COVID19 infection and severity SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiologic agent of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a newly found member of the Coronaviridae...
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Bato Korac, Andjelika Kalezic, Vanja Pekovic-Vaughan, Aleksandra Korac, Aleksandra Jankovic, Redox changes in obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, Redox Biology, 2021, 101887, ISSN 2213-2317,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2021.101887.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231721000355) Abstract “Life is an instantaneous encounter of circulating matter and flowing energy” (Jean Giaja, Serbian physiologist), is one of the most elegant definitions not only of life but the relationship of...
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University of Colorado Denver researcher finds nighttime brightness linked to 13% increase in preterm birth likelihood 28-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST, by University of Colorado Denver Newswise — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers discovered that light pollution leads to more than just wasted energy and washed-out starlight–it can increase the likelihood of a preterm birth by almost 13%. Laura Argys,...
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Open Access Peer Reviewed Abstract Blood coagulation is central to myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury. Studies on the light elicited circadian rhythm protein Period 2 (PER2) using whole body Per2-/- mice found deficient platelet function and reduced clotting which would be expected to protect from myocardial IR-injury. In contrast, intense light induction of PER2 protected from...
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