2014 (English)In: Biomolecular concepts, ISSN 1868-503X, Vol. 5, no 3, 245-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Daily rhythms of light/darkness, activity/rest and feeding/fasting are important in human physiology and their disruption (for example by frequent changes between day and night shifts) increases the risk of disease. Many of the diseases found to be associated with such disrupted circadian lifestyles, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders and neurological diseases, depend on pathological de-regulation of angiogenesis, suggesting that disrupting the circadian clock will impair the physiological regulation of angiogenesis leading to development and progression of these diseases. Today there is little known regarding circadian regulation of pathological angiogenesis but there is some evidence that supports both direct and indirect regulation of angiogenic factors by the cellular circadian clock machinery, as well as by circulating circadian factors, important for coordinating circadian rhythms in the organism. Through highlighting recent advances both in pre-clinical and clinical research on various diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disorders and obesity, we will here present an overview of the available knowledge on the importance of circadian regulation of angiogenesis and discuss how the circadian clock may provide alternative targets for pro- or anti-angiogenic therapy in the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 5, no 3, 245-56 p.
angiogenesis; cancer; circadian; vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF); zebrafish
Cancer and Oncology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115785DOI: 10.1515/bmc-2014-0009PubMedID: 25372756OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-115785DiVA: diva2:796637