Is there a relationship between sleep-wake rhythm and diabetes?
... other cells, and encodes one of the two known melatonin
receptors. It is assumed that this receptor ... of insulin via the neural hormone melatonin. The melatonin
level in the body is high at night and declines ... of diabetes. Further studies will show which role melatonin
plays in the regulation of insulin secretion, ...
Discovery of new gene associated with diabetes risk suggests link with body clock
... incontrovertible evidence that the gene encoding melatonin
receptor 1B is associated with high fasting ... and Metabolism at the University of Oxford.
is a hormone that is strongly tied to control of ... and dipping during the day. As a result, melatonin
is implicated in conditions like jetlag and sleep ...
Melatonin may save eyesight in inflammatory disease
... Aires, Argentina Current research suggests that melatonin
therapy may help treat uveitis, a common ... report by Sande et al., "Therapeutic Effect of melatonin
in Experimental Uveitis," appears in the December ... TNFα and NFκB, were reduced with melatonin
Ohio scientists develop blue-blocking glasses to improve sleep and ADHD symptoms
How the Glasses Work: Jumpstarting melatonin
The individual puts on the glasses ... flow of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Normally, melatonin
flow doesnt begin until after the individual goes ... indicate that promoting the earlier release of melatonin
results in a marked decline of ADHD symptoms.
New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels
... bedfellows: Some link gallstones and blood cholesterol levels, others link melatonin
and sleep patterns to small increases in glucose levels and larger jumps ... the genetics of diabetes for more than 15 years.
The gene, called the melatonin
receptor, helps regulate the circadian clock, among other things. The ...
Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding
... flock during a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell.
"In this case, we're talking about a receptor gene for melatonin," Thonney explained. melatonin
is a naturally produced hormone commonly found in many animals. The change in the DNA sequence of the M allele does not change the amino acid ...
USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions
... Beta Cell: Where Do We Go from Genome-Wide Association Studies? Overview of Genome-Wide Association Studies, Implications for the Beta Cell and the melatonin
To sleep, perchance to dream: New insight into melatonin production
... Kyong-Tai Kim (Pohang University) describes how melatonin
production is coordinated with the body's natural sleep/wake cycles.
is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the ... basic physiological processes proceed). Normally, melatonin
production is inhibited by light and enhanced by ...
Melatonin improves mood in winter depression
... considerable placebo response associated with it. melatonin
can also cause phase advances, but it has to be ... in the afternoon. The Lewy team used afternoon melatonin
to test if it was more antidepressant than melatonin
taken in the morning, which causes phase delays. ...
New Research Shows Artificial Light at Night Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth in Laboratory Mice
... and waking cycles. The new study shows that melatonin
also plays a key role in the development of ... “These results are due to a direct effect of the melatonin
on the cancer cells,?said Blask. “The melatonin
is clearly suppressing tumor development and ...
Travelers can avoid jet lag by resetting their body clocks
... a single light box and the over-the-counter drug melatonin
-- allows travelers to avoid jet lag by resetting ... social environment.
Both bright light and melatonin
have successfully been used in laboratory and ... zone following rapid transmeridian jet travel. melatonin
alone has been shown to synchronize the circadian ...
Mice brains shrink during winter, impairing some learning and memory
... and his colleagues believe it may be the hormone melatonin
which controls the changes in brain size and ... white-footed mice. Scientists know that levels of melatonin
are associated with seasonal changes in daylight.
is also found in humans, and that's one reason ...
Keeping the body in sync -- The stability of cellular clocks
... Some examples of output from these clocks are the daily rhythmic changes in body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, concentrations of melatonin
and glucocorticoids, urine production, acid secretion in the gastrointestinal tract, and changes in liver metabolism.
In the tiny volume of the ...