The cardiovascular (CV†) system has been established to be significantly influenced by the molecular components of circadian rhythm. Oscillations of circadian rhythm occur within the circulation to affect thrombosis and blood pressure and within CV tissues including arteries, heart, and kidney to control function. Physiologic and molecular oscillations of circadian rhythm have been well connected via global, tissue-specific, and transgenic reporter mouse models of key core clock signals such as Bmal1, Period, and Clock, which can produce both pathology and protection with their mutation. With different nuances of CV clock action continuing to emerge in studies of the cardiovascular system, new questions are raised in both new and old mouse model system observations that underscore the importance, complexity, and continued study of the circadian clock mechanism in cardiovascular disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - 2019|
- Blood pressure
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