Ultradian Rhythms from Molecules to Mind: A New Vision of Life / Edition 1

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Ultradian rhythms play an essential part at all levels of biological organization, providing timekeeping for intracellular processes, playing various roles in intracellular signalling systems and underpinning coherent behaviour in tissues and organs. They are crucial to endocrine and neural performance and in psychobiology. This book brings together the evidence for these findings. In lower eukaryotes short-period rhythms (period 30-70 min) are coupled to an ultradian clock which serves as a central timekeeper. In metazoans, similar rhythms are necessary for intercell communications, and temporal coupling for the coordination of integrated functions of tissues and organs to provide 'homeodynamics' of the whole organism. Electrical, endocrine and behavioural rhythms characterize both wakefulness and sleep; pathologically disordered states give rise to dynamic diseases. Chapters on human movements, sleep, attention span and alertness indicate the broad span of this subject. A continuum can now be traced from the molecular genetic, through the cellular and neuroendocrine to the behavioural and psychosocial levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048178520
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Temporal organization of living systems from molecules to mind, D. Lloyd, E.L. Rossi, M.R. Roussel
Part 1 The Molecular-Genetic-Cellular Level
1. The Ultradian Clock (period about 40 min) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, D. Lloyd, D.B. Murray, R.R. Klevecz, J. Wolf, H. Kuriyama; 2 ENOX proteins: copper hexahydrate-based ultradian oscillators of the cell’s biological clock, D.J.Morré, D.M. Morré; 3. Self-organized intracellular ultradian rhythms provide direct cell-cell communication, V.Y. Brodsky, D. Lloyd; 4. Phosphorylation dynamics in mammalian cells, D.A. Gilbert, K.D. Hammond; 5. Is there a mihondrial clock?, M.A. Aon, S. Cortassa, B. O’Rourke
Part 2 Invertebrate Systems
6. Ultradian and circadian rhythms: experiments and models, B. Fuentes-Pardo, Carolina Barriga-Montoya, M.Lara Aparicio; 7. Ultradian lovesong rhythms in Drosophila, C.P. Kyriacou; 8. Mid-range ultradian rhythms in Drosophila and the circadian clock problem, H.B.Dowse; 9. Tidal rhythms, M.K. Chandrashekaran, V.K. Sharma
Part 3 The Neuroendocrineal and Developmental Level
10. Pulsatile hormonal signalling secretion: mechanisms, significance and evaluation, J.D.Veldhuis; 11. Ultradian rhythms as the dynamic signature of life, F.E. Yates, L.B. Yates; 12. Central and peripheral circadian oscillators: how the brain talks to the liver, U. Schibler
Part 4 Ultradian and Circadian Rhythms in Human Experience
13 Total sleep deprivation and cognitive performance: the case for multiple sources of variance, H. Babkoff, A. Goldstein, Z. Gil; 14. Ultradian Cognitive performance rhythms during sleep deprivation, C. LaJambe, F. Brown; 15. High Frequency EEG and Its Relationship to Cognitive Function, H. C. Sing; 16. Genes, sleep and dreams, S. Ribeiro; 17. A New Vision of Creative Experience: The Ultradian and Circadian Rhythms of Art, Beauty, and Truth, E. Rossi, K. Rossi; 18. Epilogue: A newvision of life, D. Lloyd, E. Rossi

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