Circadian Clocks: Role in Health and Disease

  • Michelle L. Gumz

Part of the Physiology in Health and Disease book series (PIHD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kazuo Mishima
    Pages 103-115
  3. Kristen Solocinski, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Michelle L. Gumz
    Pages 175-198
  4. Faisal J. Alibhai, Elena V. Tsimakouridze, Cristine J. Reitz, W. Glen Pyle, Tami A. Martino
    Pages 225-250
  5. Alba de Juan, David Druzd, Louise Ince, Christoph Scheiermann
    Pages 251-266
  6. David B. Rhoads, Lynne L. Levitsky, Ali Tavakkoli
    Pages 267-293
  7. Ramón C. Hermida, Diana E. Ayala, Michael H. Smolensky, Francesco Portaluppi
    Pages 295-334
  8. Sadichha Situala, Ariadna Amador, Thomas P. Burris
    Pages 335-366
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 367-378

About this book


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. 


Biorhythm Circadian rhythms Endocrine system Regulation of sleep Chronotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle L. Gumz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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