Riding tandem: circadian clocks and the cell cycle

Cell. 2007 May 4;129(3):461-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.015.


The circadian clock, which governs metabolic and physiological rhythms in diverse organisms, shares common features with the cell cycle. Yet, these two oscillatory systems seem to be fully independent of each other. Recent studies now reveal that some essential regulatory elements are common to both the cell cycle and circadian clock.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Clocks / physiology*
  • Cell Cycle / physiology*
  • Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
  • Humans