The µMCTQ: An Ultra-Short Version of the Munich ChronoType Questionnaire.

Ghotbi N, Pilz LK, Winnebeck EC, Vetter C, Zerbini G, Lenssen D, Frighetto G, Salamanca M, Costa R, Montagnese S, Roenneberg T Journal of Biological Rhythms Individuals vary in how their circadian system synchronizes with the cyclic environment (zeitgeber). Assessing these differences in “phase of entrainment”-often referred to as chronotype-is an important procedure in laboratory […]

Analysis of the circadian transcriptome of the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba

Biscontin A, Martini P, Costa R, Kramer A, Meyer B, Kawaguchi S, Teschke M, De Pittà C Scientific Reports Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a high latitude pelagic organism which plays a central role in the Southern ocean ecosystem. E. superba shows daily and seasonal rhythms in physiology and behaviour, which are synchronized with the environmental […]

Predictive value of induced hyperammonaemia and neuropsychiatric profiling in relation to the occurrence of post-TIPS hepatic encephalopathy

Senzolo M, Zarantonello L, Formentin C, Orlando C, Beltrame F, Vuerich A, Angeli P, Burra P, Montagnese S Metabolic Brain Disease Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) occurs in 20–50% of patients after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. Older age, HE history and severe liver failure have all been associated with post-TIPS HE but it remains difficult to […]

Knockdown of APOPT1/COA8 Causes Cytochrome c Oxidase Deficiency, Neuromuscular Impairment, and Reduced Resistance to Oxidative Stress in Drosophila melanogaster

Brischigliaro M, Corrà S, Tregnago C, Fernandez-Vizarra E, Zeviani M, Costa R, De Pittà C Frontiers in Physiology Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) deficiency is the biochemical hallmark of several mitochondrial disorders, including subjects affected by mutations in apoptogenic-1 (APOPT1), recently renamed as COA8 (HGNC:20492). Loss-of-function mutations are responsible for a specific infantile or childhood-onset mitochondrial leukoencephalopathy with a chronic clinical course. […]

Peptidergic signaling from clock neurons regulates reproductive dormancy in Drosophila melanogaster.

Nagy D, Cusumano P, Andreatta G, Anduaga AM, Hermann-Luibl C, Reinhard N, Gesto J, Wegener C, Mazzotta G, Rosato E, Kyriacou CP, Helfrich-Förster C, Costa R. PLoS Genetics With the approach of winter, many insects switch to an alternative protective developmental program called diapause. Drosophila melanogaster females overwinter as adults by inducing a reproductive arrest that is […]