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Mechanisms of Circadian Systems in Animals and Their Clinical Relevance

Editors: Aguilar-Roblero, Raúl, Díaz-Muñoz, Mauricio, Fanjul-Moles, Mária Luisa (Eds.)

  • Makes an important case for the clinical relevance of circadian systems
  • Provides a wide perspective on the organization and physiological relevance of circadian systems from invertebrates to mammals
  • Explicitly addresses the relevance of research on animal circadian systems to human clinical practice
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About this book

Well known experts in the field of Chronobiology from around the world, provide an integrative view of the state of the art of circadian biology. At present, genetic and epigenetic interaction of regulatory pathways among circadian oscillators, metabolic networks, cellular differentiation and neuronal communication are subject of intense scrutiny. The book is organized in three sections: The first includes selected examples of the circadian systems of crustaceans, insects, fish, birds and mammals. The second is a detailed view of the physiological mechanisms underlying the circadian clocks in mammals. Finally, in the third section some examples of the relevance of circadian biology and circadian misalignment to health and disease are provided including nutrition and metabolism, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, Huntington and affective diseases. This section concludes with a brief review on gene therapy and its potential use as a therapeutic tool to correct “clock genes” pathologies.

This book is aimed at all those interested in contemporary aspects of physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology applied to the study and characterization of timing systems.. It could be used as an initial approach to this field, but it also provides updated information for those already familiar with the fascinating field of Chronobiology.

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Circadian Rhythms, Clocks, and Its Genes

    Aguilar-Roblero, Raúl

    Pages 1-12

  • Oxidative Stress and Its Role in the Synchronization of Circadian Rhythms in Crustaceans: An Ecological Perspective

    Fanjul-Moles, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Control of Rest–Activity Behavior by the Central Clock in Drosophila

    Kumar, Shailesh (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Biological Rhythmicity in Subterranean Animals: A Function Risking Extinction?

    Menna-Barreto, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Avian Circadian Organization

    Cassone, Vincent M.

    Pages 69-96

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08945-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08944-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34289-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanisms of Circadian Systems in Animals and Their Clinical Relevance
Editors
  • Raúl Aguilar-Roblero
  • Mauricio Díaz-Muñoz
  • Mária Luisa Fanjul-Moles
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08945-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08945-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08944-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34289-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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