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Title Circadian medicine / edited by Christopher S. Colwell
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 353 pages)
Contents Title page; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; I: Fundamental Concepts; 1 Cytosolic and Transcriptional Cycles Underlying Circadian Oscillations; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Assembling the transcriptional feedback loop; 1.3 Keeping the transcriptional clockworks in tune; 1.4 Building posttranslational mechanisms into the circadian pacemaker; 1.5 Is the transcriptional clock paramount?; 1.6 Conclusion: cytoscillators, clocks and therapies; Acknowledgements; References; 2 Molecular Determinants of Human Circadian Clocks; 2.1 Molecular elements of human clocks: a brief review
2.2 Peripheral and central clocks2.3 Signaling to peripheral circadian clocks; 2.4 Human peripheral and central clocks; 2.5 Human genetics; 2.6 Technologies for measurement of human circadian clocks; 2.7 Cellular methods; 2.8 Omics-based methods to analyze human clocks; 2.9 Summary and outlook; References; 3 The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN): Critical Points; 3.1 SCN is site of master circadian pacemaker in mammals; 3.2 SCN receives photic information through a specialized light detection pathway; 3.3 SCN neurons are endogenous single cell oscillators that generate rhythms in neural activity
3.4 The SCN has circuit level organization that is just beginning to be unraveled3.5 Coupling with the SCN circuit is mediated by a set of peptides with VIP on top of the hierarchy; 3.6 SCN outputs; 3.7 SCN in aging and disease; References; 4 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: Reciprocal Partners in the Regulation of Physiology and Behavior; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 What is sleep; 4.3 Circadian regulation of sleep; 4.4 Reciprocity: sleep-wake feedback to the circadian clock; 4.5 Conclusions: Circadian clocks and sleep are intertwined processes; References
5 Circadian Regulation of Arousal and its Role in Fatigue5.1 Defining arousal; 5.2 Brain structures important for arousal; 5.3 Neurochemicals signaling the states of arousal; 5.4 Circadian regulation of the arousal system; 5.5 Influence of input pathways on circadian regulation of arousal; 5.6 Sustained states of fatigue: a disorder of the arousal network?; 5.7 Conclusions; References; II: Circadian Regulation of Major Physiological Systems; 6 Physiology of the Adrenal and Liver Circadian Clocks; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Circadian control of adrenal function
6.3 Circadian control of liver function6.4 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 7 Nutrition and Diet as Potent Regulators of the Liver Clock; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Food is a "zeitgeber": The FEO in the brain; 7.3 The FEO in peripheral tissues; 7.4 What should we eat? What types of food can stimulate the peripheral clock?; 7.5 When should we eat? Application to human life science; 7.6 Circadian rhythm and obesity and diabetes; References; 8 The Cardiovascular Clock; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 The vascular clock; 8.3 Circadian clock regulation of the endothelial cell layer of blood vessels
Summary "Circadian rhythms, the biological oscillations based around our 24-hour clock, have a profound effect on human physiology and healthy cellular function. Circadian Rhythms: Health and Disease is a wide-ranging foundational text that provides students and researchers with valuable information on the molecular and genetic underpinnings of circadian rhythms and looks at the impacts of disruption in our biological clocks in health and disease. Circadian Rhythms opens with chapters that lay the fundamental groundwork on circadian rhythm biology. Section II looks at the impact of circadian rhythms on major organ systems. Section III then turns its focus to the central nervous system. The book then closes with a look at the role of biological rhythms in aging and neurodegeneration. Written in an accessible and informative style, Circadian Rhythms: Health and Disease, will be an invaluable resource and entry point into this fascinating interdisciplinary field that brings together aspects of neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, and physiology"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Circadian rhythms.
Circadian Clocks -- physiology
Circadian Rhythm -- physiology
Chronobiology Disorders -- etiology
Circadian Rhythm
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Circadian rhythms
Form Electronic book
Author Colwell, Christopher S., editor
LC no. 2015005255
ISBN 9781118467794