Rotating-shift nurses after a day off: peripheral clock gene expression, urinary melatonin, and serum 17-β-estradiol levels

Massimo Bracci, Nicola Manzella, Alfredo Copertaro, Sara Staffolani, Elisabetta Strafella, Mariella Barbaresi, Benedetta Copertaro, Venerando Rapisarda, Matteo Valentino, Lory Santarelli
2014 Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health  
Altered levels of peripheral clock gene expression and higher levels of 17-beta-estradiol levels were found among shift workers sampled at the beginning of the morning shift after a regular night's sleep on a day off. These findings, and their relation with chronotype, supplement information to the potential biological processes underlying the increased risk of breast cancer among shift workers. The following articles refer to this text: 2015;41(1):105-106; 2016;42(5):435-446 Santarelli L.
more » ... Santarelli L. Rotating-shift nurses after a day off: peripheral clock gene expression, urinary melatonin, and serum 17-β-estradiol levels.
doi:10.5271/sjweh.3414 pmid:24402410 fatcat:zdg46ejinbfhjn7su3qrymp7ri