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Author (up) Rumanova, V.S.; Okuliarova, M.; Molcan, L.; Sutovska, H.; Zeman, M. url  doi
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  Title Consequences of low-intensity light at night on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in spontaneously hypertensive rats (1) Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology Abbreviated Journal Can J Physiol Pharmacol  
  Volume 97 Issue 9 Pages 863-871  
  Keywords Animals; Ppar; blood pressure; circadian; circadien; insulin resistance; metabolism; metabolisme; recepteurs actives par les proliferateurs de peroxysomes; resistance a l'insuline; tension arterielle  
  Abstract Circadian rhythms are an inherent property of physiological processes and can be disturbed by irregular environmental cycles, including artificial light at night (ALAN). Circadian disruption may contribute to many pathologies, such as hypertension, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. Our study investigated the consequences of ALAN on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in spontaneously hypertensive rats, which represent an animal model of essential hypertension and insulin resistance. Adult males were exposed to a 12 h light – 12 h dark cycle and the ALAN group experienced dim light at night (1-2 lx), either for 2 or 5 weeks. Rats on ALAN showed a loss of light-dark variability for systolic blood pressure, but not for heart rate. Moreover, a gradual increase of systolic blood pressure was recorded over 5 weeks of ALAN. Exposure to ALAN increased plasma insulin and hepatic triglyceride levels. An increased expression of metabolic transcription factors, Pparalpha and Ppargamma, in the epididymal fat and a decreased expression of Glut4 in the heart was found in the ALAN group. Our results demonstrate that low-intensity ALAN can disturb blood pressure control and augment insulin resistance in spontaneously hypertensive rats, and may represent a serious risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases.  
  Address Department of Animal Physiology and Ethology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0008-4212 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:31251886 Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2811  
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