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Cell Metab. 2010 Feb 3;11(2):97-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2010.01.004.

Blood pressure AsSAuLTed by the circadian clock.

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Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-4625, USA.


While Cry proteins are necessary for circadian rhythmicity, they now appear to play a seminal role in blood pressure regulation. In a recent issue of Nature Medicine, Doi et al., 2009 show how the circadian clock may use Cry proteins to protect from salt-sensitive hypertension.

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