Circa diem: from molecular bases to implications of circadian rhythmicity of biological phenomena
The course will illustrate the molecular mechanisms regulating circadian rhythmicity of living being and their effects on the organism. Circadian periodicity in cell morphology and functions will be discussed; examples of chronobiological analysis on humans in good health or pathologic conditions will be illustrated. Biomarkers of circadian rhtythms will be analyzed, specifically the effects of extreme enviroments, like space flights and overwintering in antartic station.
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