Ultradian Rhythms from Molecules to Mind

A New Vision of Life

Editors: Lloyd, David, Rossi, Ernest (Eds.)

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5. 1. 1 Biological Rhythms and Clocks From an evolutionary perspective, the adaptation of an organism’s behavior to its environment has depended on one of life’s fundamental traits: biological rhythm generation. In virtually all light-sensitive organisms from cyanobacteria to humans, biological clocks adapt cyclic physiology to geophysical time with time-keeping properties in the circadian (24 h), ultradian (24 h) domains (Edmunds, 1988; Lloyd, 1998; Lloyd et al. , 2001; Lloyd and Murray, 2006; Lloyd, 2007; Pittendrigh, 1993; Sweeney and Hastings, 1960) By definition, all rhythms exhibit regular periodicities since they constitute a mechanism of timing. Timing exerted by oscillatory mechanisms are found throughout the biological world and their periods span a wide range from milliseconds, as in the action potential of n- rons and the myocytes, to the slow evolutionary changes that require thousands of generations. In this context, to understand the synchronization of a population of coupled oscillators is an important problem for the dynamics of physiology in living systems (Aon et al. , 2007a, b; Kuramoto, 1984; Strogatz, 2003; Winfree, 1967). Circadian rhythms, the most intensively studied, are devoted to measuring daily 24 h cycles. A variety of physiological processes in a wide range of eukaryotic organisms display circadian rhythmicity which is characterized by the following major properties (Anderson et al. , 1985; Edmunds, 1988): (i) stable, autonomous (self-sustaining) oscillations having a free-running period under constant envir- mental conditions of ca.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • The Ultradian Clock (~40 min) in Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

    Lloyd, D. (et al.)

    Pages 11-42

  • ENOX Proteins, Copper Hexahydrate-Based Ultradian Oscillators of the Cells’ Biological Clock

    Morré, D. J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-84

  • Self-Organized Intracellular Ultradian Rhythms Provide Direct Cell-Cell Communication

    Brodsky, V. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

  • Phosphorylation Dynamics in Mammalian Cells

    Gilbert, D. A. (et al.)

    Pages 105-128

  • Is There a Mitochondrial Clock?

    Aon, M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 129-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultradian Rhythms from Molecules to Mind
Book Subtitle
A New Vision of Life
Editors
  • David Lloyd
  • Ernest Rossi
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8352-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8352-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8351-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7852-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 450
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