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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Circadian RNA expression elicited by 3’-UTR IRAlu-paraspeckle associated elements

    Manon Torres et al.
    Circadian gene expression can be driven by a post-transcriptional mechanism involving circadian mRNA nuclear retention by paraspeckle nuclear bodies.
    1. Neuroscience

    PDF neuron firing phase-shifts key circadian activity neurons in Drosophila

    Fang Guo et al.
    A few circadian ‘evening’ neurons within the Drosophila brain play a key role in driving activity as well as keeping time, whereas the well-known PDF-containing morning cells are likely involved in integrating and transmitting light information.
    1. Neuroscience

    Salt-inducible kinase 3 regulates the mammalian circadian clock by destabilizing PER2 protein

    Naoto Hayasaka et al.
    Salt-inducible kinase 3 (SIK3) is an essential component of the mammalian circadian clock machinery, which governs robust circadian behavioral and other rhythms by destabilization of a core clock protein PER2 in a phosphorylation-dependent manner.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Neutrophil infiltration regulates clock-gene expression to organize daily hepatic metabolism

    María Crespo et al.
    Circadian neutrophil infiltration in the liver modulates liver clock-gene expression and daily hepatic metabolism through the secretion of elastase and activation of JNK-FGF21-Bmal1 axis in the hepatocyte.
    1. Neuroscience

    Leptin receptor neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus regulate diurnal patterns of feeding, locomotion, and metabolism

    Chelsea L Faber et al.
    Synchronized feeding and metabolic patterns with environmental light–dark cycles is critical to maintain energy homeostasis and requires the activity of leptin-receptor neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus.
    1. Neuroscience

    A Cryptochrome 2 mutation yields advanced sleep phase in humans

    Arisa Hirano et al.
    A missense mutation in the human Cryptochrome 2 (CRY2) gene leads to the condition of familial advanced sleep phase.
    1. Neuroscience

    Drosophila PSI controls circadian period and the phase of circadian behavior under temperature cycle via tim splicing

    Lauren E Foley et al.
    A screen targeting RNA-associated proteins reveals that PSI regulates timeless alternative splicing and thus controls the period of Drosophila circadian behavior and its phase under temperature cycles.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Acetylation of BMAL1 by TIP60 controls BRD4-P-TEFb recruitment to circadian promoters

    Nikolai Petkau et al.
    Acetylation of the circadian transcription factor BMAL1 by the acetyltransferase TIP60 is crucial for recruitment of the pause release factors to clock gene promoters and productive elongation of these genes.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Neural clocks and Neuropeptide F/Y regulate circadian gene expression in a peripheral metabolic tissue

    Renske Erion et al.
    Neuropeptide F/Y from neurons drives rhythmic expression of detoxification-related genes in a peripheral metabolic tissue in flies and mice.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nuclear envelope protein MAN1 regulates clock through BMAL1

    Shu-Ting Lin et al.
    A protein within the nuclear membrane, MAN1, controls the expression of the circadian clock gene, BMAL1, in an example of cross-talk between two major gene regulatory pathways.