Disturbed circadian rhythms during normal ageing or in shift workers may contribute to degeneration of intervertebral discs and low back pain, new research suggests. A team from Manchester, UK, identified clear circadian rhythms in mouse disc material and human disc cells. They found a total of 607 genes with 24-hour cycles of expression, representing several ...
Intervertebral discs have circadian clocks
10 Aug 2016