New Study Examines Relationship Between Rate of Wound Healing, Circadian Rhythm, and Cilia on Cells

Nearly every organism on Earth follows a natural circadian rhythm that is coded by your cell’s clock genes, which do exactly as you suspect from the name: regulate your body’s rhythm on a 24-hour basis. Most cells in mammalian bodies have cilia of some sort, which are hair-like structures that perform a variety of functions such as movement for motile cilia and aiding in structure and function for non-motile, or primary, cilia. The primary cilia also act as a sensory organ for the cell, a function which has illuminated the primary cilia’s potential role in the healing process and how bodies heal at a different rate according to our circadian rhythm. In this research, the role of the primary cilia, biological clock, and wound healing is explored. Researchers published their results in EMBO Reports on November 16, 2023. The open-access article is titled “Circadian Oscillation in Primary Cilium Length by Clock Genes Regulates Fibroblast Cell Migration.”
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