Special Issue "Impact of the Circadian Rhythm in Health and Diseases"

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rahman Md Asadur
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 761-0793, Japan
Interests: salt and cancer; metabolic syndrome; development of chronotherapeutics; breast cancer metastasis; circadian clock

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Environmental cues are strongly linked to the modification of biological processes in almost all organisms, ranging from prokaryotes to eukaryotes and including humans. The circadian timing system plays an important role in this process by synchronizing the internal biology of an organism with that of the external environment in a 24 hour daily rhythmic cycle. In mammals, including humans, circadian rhythms are regulated by internal oscillators at the transcriptional levels in nearly all cells and tissues and thereby control 24 hour physiological and behavioral processes. Maintaining the circadian rhythms is critical to human health and survival. However, in the current ‘24/7’ lifestyle, the individual behavioral cycle greatly impacts on the endogenous oscillators as well as on biological rhythms. Alterations in circadian rhythm have been associated with several significant health problems, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and even cancer, indicating the strong link between the circadian system and overall health. The last decade of chronobiological research has pointed out the critical role of alterations of the circadian timing system in the development of several pathological conditions. Recently, therapeutic strategies based on chronobiology, involving either the timing of drug administration or the use of novel pharmacological compounds that modify the circadian clock and the biological rhythm, have become popular in clinical practice due to their observed meaningful outcomes.

This Special Issue, "Impact of Circadian Rhythm in Health and Diseases", will cover a range of topics in the field of chronobiology, emphasizing the novel concept of circadian rhythm in health and diseases and chronotherapies targeting the modulation of the circadian timing system. This Special Issue will focus on both basic studies and translational research in order to provide an in-depth representation of the contribution of the circadian rhythm to health and diseases. Original articles, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.

Dr. Rahman Md Asadur
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • circadian rhythm
  • circadian clock
  • clock genes
  • circadian disruption
  • chronotherap
  • environmental disturbances

Published Papers

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