Circadian rhythms in insect disease vectors

  title={Circadian rhythms in insect disease vectors},
  author={A. C. A. Meireles-Filho and C. Kyriacou},
  journal={Mem{\'o}rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  pages={48 - 58}
  • A. C. A. Meireles-Filho, C. Kyriacou
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Organisms from bacteria to humans have evolved under predictable daily environmental cycles owing to the Earth's rotation. This strong selection pressure has generated endogenous circadian clocks that regulate many aspects of behaviour, physiology and metabolism, anticipating and synchronising internal time-keeping to changes in the cyclical environment. In haematophagous insect vectors the circadian clock coordinates feeding activity, which is important for the dynamics of pathogen… CONTINUE READING
    Interplay between circadian clock and viral infection
    • 22
    • Open Access
    Circadian systems biology in Metazoa
    • 2
    • Open Access


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Molecular mechanism and cellular distribution of insect circadian clocks.
    • 110
    Peroxiredoxins are conserved markers of circadian rhythms
    • 591
    • Open Access
    Unexpected features of Drosophila circadian behavioural rhythms under natural conditions
    • 210
    Rhythmic expression of the cycle gene in a hematophagous insect vector
    • 34
    • Open Access
    The circadian clock of Neurospora crassa.
    • 148
    • Open Access
    Circadian Regulation of Gene Expression Systems in the Drosophila Head
    • 418
    • Open Access
    The circadian clock interacts with metabolic physiology to influence reproductive fitness.
    • 115
    • Open Access
    The circadian clock of the fly: a neurogenetics journey through time.
    • 75