Special Issue "Circadian Rhythms: Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019).
Interests: circadian rhythms; clock genes; nutrition; energy metabolism
Circadian rhythms are daily, molecular, physiological and behavioral variations with a period close to 24 h. These variations are controlled by endogenous clocks found in most living organisms. Circadian clocks generate an internal temporal organization to segregate incompatible functions on a daily basis and allow organisms to anticipate and/or be in phase with predictable environmental changes. Molecular mechanisms underlying circadian oscillations are self-sustained, entrainable and temperature-compensated. Furthermore, circadian clocks are tightly interconnected with cellular metabolism. As a consequence, circadian disturbances are frequently associated with metabolic disturbances.
This Special Issue, “Circadian rhythms: Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms”, of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will comprise a selection of research papers and reviews covering various aspects of molecular and cellular biology of circadian clocks in different biological models. Contributions on the interactions between cellular metabolism and circadian clocks, as well as their pathophysiological implications for health, will be welcome. Studies on bioactive molecules and nutraceutical treatments modulating circadian rhythms will also be considered.
Dr. Etienne Challet
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- Circadian clock
- Clock gene
- Intra-cellular regulation
- Small molecule modifiers
- Clock-associated pathologies