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Author (up) Bagci, S.; Sabir, H.; Muller, A.; Reiter, R.J. url  doi
  Title Effects of altered photoperiod due to COVID-19 lockdown on pregnant women and their fetuses Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Chronobiology International Abbreviated Journal Chronobiol Int  
  Volume in press Issue Pages in press  
  Keywords Human Health; Covid-19; circadian disruption; fetus; lockdown; melatonin; pregnant Women  
  Abstract Maternal circadian rhythms provide highly important input into the entrainment and programming of fetal and newborn circadian rhythms. The light-dark cycle is an important regulator of the internal biological clock. Even though pregnant women spend a greater part of the day at home during the latter stages of pregnancy, natural light exposure is crucial for the fetus. The current recommended COVID-19 lockdown might dramatically alter normal environmental lighting conditions of pregnant women, resulting in exposure to extremely low levels of natural daylight and high-intensity artificial light sources during both day and night. This article summarizes the potential effects on pregnant woman and their fetuses due to prolonged exposure to altered photoperiod and as consequence altered circadian system, known as chronodisruption, that may result from the COVID-19 lockdown.  
  Address Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, UT Health San Antonio , San Antonio, Texas, USA  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0742-0528 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:32519912 Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 3007  
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