The body has a natural rhythm known as the body clock. Researchers have recently found a new link between this clock and contractions in the bladder, and it is an unexpected variation on previously held beliefs. A new study, published in The FASEB Journal, shows that the body’s clock, which is controlled by genes, are also affected by the receptors that cause contractions in the bladder.
The central biological clock is still a relative mystery in the medical world. The underlying philosophy is that the brain’s central clock controls all of the clocks in other parts of the body. These clocks, then, affect the receptor molecules which affect the way the body functions.
Yet the new research shows that the receptors in the bladder actually control the clock, instead of the other way around. This finding is important in understanding how bladder diseases and conditions, especially those connected to aging, develop, as well as in creating treatments for problems like bladder overactivity.
The study shows promise in treating some urological conditions. For example, body clocks maintain physiological rhythms like those that control urination
and this research shows that influencing the receptors in the bladder may help maintain physiological rhythm, leading to new potential treatments for conditions like overactive bladder.
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