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Physiology in Health and Disease

Circadian Clocks: Role in Health and Disease

Editors: Gumz, Michelle L. (Ed.)

  • Updates readers on new findings concerning the essential role of biological rhythms
  • Addresses both basic research and clinical aspects
  • Written by leading scientists and clinicians
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This book sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms that generate circadian rhythms. It examines how biological rhythms influence physiological processes such as sleep, hormone synthesis and secretion, immunity, kidney function, the cardiovascular system, blood pressure, and the digestive system. Clinical implications are considered while exploring the impact of rhythms on neuropsychiatric disorders and chronotherapy’s potential for reducing cardiovascular risk. Offering a cross-section of expertise in both basic and translational (bench-to-bedside) research, this book serves as a guide for physicians and scientists who wish to learn more about the impact of circadian rhythms on physiological processes in health and disease. 

About the authors

Michelle L. Gumz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation, Gainesville FL, USA

Reviews

“The audience is scientists or students interested in the role circadian clocks play in modulating the functions of physiological systems. … This is a high quality, comprehensive treatment of a very complex field of physiology. It is written in a logical, understandable manner that makes it easier to comprehend difficult topics. … Doctoral students in physiology will find their understanding of homeostasis and human survival enhanced by this book. It is an excellent contribution to the field of physiology.” (David R. Bell, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Circadian Rhythms and Mechanisms of Circadian Oscillations

    Weaver, David R.

    Pages 1-55

  • The Circadian Timing System and Endocrine Physiology

    Sellix, Michael T.

    Pages 57-102

  • Circadian Regulation of Sleep

    Mishima, Kazuo

    Pages 103-115

  • The Human SCN in Health and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Postmortem Observations

    Bao, Ai-Min (et al.)

    Pages 117-152

  • Mammalian Circadian Clocks and Metabolism: Navigating Nutritional Challenges in a Rhythmic World

    Stubblefield, Jeremy J. (et al.)

    Pages 153-174

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3450-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3448-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Circadian Clocks: Role in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Michelle L. Gumz
Series Title
Physiology in Health and Disease
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3450-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3450-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3448-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 378
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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