Eating as a more powerful clock-setting mechanism than light in some organs | Satchin Panda
Humans and many other organisms have a transcription factor called CLOCK, which affects both the persistence and period of circadian rhythms. CLOCK is widely distributed in the human body, and it regulates the expression of genes in response to external cues like light and food. Altering those cues from those normal day-night patterns can have negative effects on our metabolism, especially in organs like the liver. In this clip, Dr. Satchin Panda describes CLOCK's varied response to light and food and how those responses affect metabolism.
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