As man, his genes have their own routine. But a recent study found that the natural rhythm of the biological clock is disrupted in people suffering from depression. It is known that all the processes in the human body depend on daily biorhythms. According to scientists, gene activity in the brain of animals has its "tides" and "tides". At this time, American scientists were able to establish the genetic causes of depression. They hope that the results of their research will provide an opportunity to develop a new method of treatment of depression in the future.
Scientists from the University of Michigan studied the activity of genes by means of autopsy brain of people who died at different times of the day. This experiment has allowed researchers to assess gene activity at the time of death, to find differences, and to understand what is happening with genes at certain times of the day. 34 people until death suffered from depression, and the activity of their genes was quite varied and differed from gene activity is not suffering from depression, people.
A similar phenomenon was evidence that during the depression, my biological clock is broken. Scientists have long been signs of disturbances of circadian rhythm in people suffering from depression. These are sleep disturbances and abnormal activity of cortisol, which is responsible for biorhythms. The most common type of depression, called seasonal affective disorder, in which people fall into depression state because of the short daylight hours in winter, also correlated with the disturbances of circadian rhythms.