Circadian rhythms, skeletal muscle molecular clocks, and exercise

Elizabeth A. Schroder, Karyn A. Esser

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Skeletal muscle comprises approximately 40% of total body mass and, as such, contributes to maintenance of human health. In this review, we discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the role of molecular clocks in skeletal muscle. In addition, we discuss a new function for exercise as a time-setting cue for muscle and other peripheral tissues. circadian, skeletal muscle, exercise, peripheral tissues, zeitgeber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-229
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • circadian
  • exercise
  • peripheral tissues
  • skeletal muscle
  • zeitgeber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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