Franck Delaunay

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Central and peripheral mammalian circadian clocks regulate a variety of behavioral and physiological processes through the rhythmic transcription of hundreds of clock-controlled genes. The circadian expression of many transcriptional regulators suggests that a major part of this circadian gene network is indirectly regulated by clock genes. Here we show(More)
Circadian ( approximately 24h) clocks are endogenous time-keeping systems that drive the daily biological rhythms observed in most living organisms. The oscillation is generated by a transcriptional/translational autoregulatory feedback loop that is reset by external time cues such as the light/dark cycle and which in turn controls rhythms in physiology and(More)
Circadian (daily) rhythms are found in most living organisms from cyanobacteria to mammals. They are generated by an internal 'clock' that is reset by external time cues and that regulates a variety of physiological functions through downstream target genes. Analysis of the mammalian transcriptome using DNA microarrays is now identifying hundreds of(More)
Time plays an essential role in many biological systems, especially in cell cycle. Many models of biological systems rely on differential equations, but parameter identification is an obstacle to use differential frameworks. In this paper, we present a new hybrid modeling framework that extends René Thomas' discrete modeling. The core idea is to associate(More)
The mammalian circadian timing system coordinates key molecular, cellular and physiological processes along the 24-h cycle. Accumulating evidence suggests that many clock-controlled processes display a sexual dimorphism. In mammals this is well exemplified by the difference between the male and female circadian patterns of glucocorticoid hormone secretion(More)
Uncontrolled cell proliferation is one of the key features leading to cancer. Seminal works in chronobiology have revealed that disruption of the circadian timing system in mice, either by surgical, genetic, or environmental manipulation, increased tumor development. In humans, shift work is a risk factor for cancer. Based on these observations, the link(More)
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