MARIANA FIGUEIRO

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Affiliation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Phototransduction for human melatonin suppression
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
    J Pineal Res 32:209-13. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Retinal mechanisms determine the subadditive response to polychromatic light by the human circadian system
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neurosci Lett 438:242-5. 2008
  3. pmc Light modulates leptin and ghrelin in sleep-restricted adults
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180 3352, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:530726. 2012
  4. pmc Short-wavelength light enhances cortisol awakening response in sleep-restricted adolescents
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:301935. 2012
  5. pmc The effects of red and blue lights on circadian variations in cortisol, alpha amylase, and melatonin
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Troy, New York, NY 12180, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2010:829351. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Health consequences of shift work and implications for structural design
    M G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Perinatol 33:S17-23. 2013
  7. pmc Field measurements of light exposures and circadian disruption in two populations of older adults
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 31:711-5. 2012
  8. pmc Preliminary evidence that light through the eyelids can suppress melatonin and phase shift dim light melatonin onset
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:221. 2012
  9. pmc Circadian light
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Circadian Rhythms 8:2. 2010
  10. pmc A new approach to understanding the impact of circadian disruption on human health
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Circadian Rhythms 6:7. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Phototransduction for human melatonin suppression
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
    J Pineal Res 32:209-13. 2002
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  2. doi request reprint Retinal mechanisms determine the subadditive response to polychromatic light by the human circadian system
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neurosci Lett 438:242-5. 2008
    ..This study demonstrates for the first time that subadditivity is due to spectrally opponent (color) retinal neurons...
  3. pmc Light modulates leptin and ghrelin in sleep-restricted adults
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180 3352, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:530726. 2012
    ..but morning blue light exposures did not. This study is the first to demonstrate that morning light can modulate leptin and ghrelin concentrations, which could have an impact on reducing hunger that accompanies sleep deprivation...
  4. pmc Short-wavelength light enhances cortisol awakening response in sleep-restricted adolescents
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:301935. 2012
    ..Exposure to short-wavelength light in the morning significantly enhanced CAR compared to dim light. Morning exposure to short-wavelength light may be a simple, yet practical way to better prepare adolescents for an active day...
  5. pmc The effects of red and blue lights on circadian variations in cortisol, alpha amylase, and melatonin
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Troy, New York, NY 12180, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2010:829351. 2010
    ..The present data bring into question whether the nonvisual pathway mediating nocturnal melatonin suppression is the same as that mediating other responses to light exhibited by the endocrine and the autonomic nervous systems...
  6. doi request reprint Health consequences of shift work and implications for structural design
    M G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Perinatol 33:S17-23. 2013
    ..In the context of the lighted environment, implications for the design of newborn intensive care units are also discussed...
  7. pmc Field measurements of light exposures and circadian disruption in two populations of older adults
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 31:711-5. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Preliminary evidence that light through the eyelids can suppress melatonin and phase shift dim light melatonin onset
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:221. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Circadian light
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Circadian Rhythms 8:2. 2010
    ..Finally, circadian light (CLA) and circadian stimulus (CS) calculation procedures based on a published mathematical model of human circadian phototransduction are presented with an example...
  10. pmc A new approach to understanding the impact of circadian disruption on human health
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Circadian Rhythms 6:7. 2008
    ..Ecological studies of human exposures to light are virtually nonexistent, however, making it difficult to determine if, in fact, light-induced circadian disruption directly affects human health...
  11. pmc Implications of controlled short-wavelength light exposure for sleep in older adults
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street 3rd floor, Troy, NY, 12180, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:334. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc Lighting and perceptual cues: effects on gait measures of older adults at high and low risk for falls
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:49. 2011
    ..As a person ages, gait becomes slower and stride becomes shorter, especially in dimly lighted environments. Falls risk has been associated with reduced speed and increased gait variability...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of light from computer monitors on melatonin levels in college students
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 32:158-63. 2011
    ..Melatonin suppression resulting from exposure to light at night has been linked to increased risk for diseases. The impact of luminous cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitors on melatonin suppression was investigated...
  14. pmc Evening daylight may cause adolescents to sleep less in spring than in winter
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, USA
    Chronobiol Int 27:1242-58. 2010
    ..Therefore, lighting schemes that reduce evening light in the spring may encourage longer sleep times in adolescents...
  15. pmc Lack of short-wavelength light during the school day delays dim light melatonin onset (DLMO) in middle school students
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 31:92-6. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate whether removal of short-wavelength light during the morning hours delayed the onset of melatonin in young adults...
  16. pmc Preliminary evidence that both blue and red light can induce alertness at night
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
    BMC Neurosci 10:105. 2009
    ..If it were shown that a moderate level of red light impacts alertness, it would have had to occur via a pathway other than through the circadian system...
  17. pmc A personal light-treatment device for improving sleep quality in the elderly: dynamics of nocturnal melatonin suppression at two exposure levels
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, USA
    Chronobiol Int 26:726-39. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint On light as an alerting stimulus at night
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 67:171-8. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Circadian effectiveness of two polychromatic lights in suppressing human nocturnal melatonin
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neurosci Lett 406:293-7. 2006
    ..Some practical implications of these results are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of additivity failure in human circadian phototransduction
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 26:493-8. 2005
    ..We directly test subadditivity, implied by spectral opponency, in human circadian phototransduction in response to nearly monochromatic and to polychromatic light...
  21. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evidence for spectral opponency in the suppression of melatonin by light in humans
    Mariana G Figueiro
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Neuroreport 15:313-6. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Additivity in murine circadian phototransduction
    John D Bullough
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Zoolog Sci 22:223-7. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint Of mice and women: light as a circadian stimulus in breast cancer research
    John D Bullough
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:375-83. 2006
    ..In this paper, we propose a quantitative framework for comparing radiometric and photometric quantities in human and rodent studies...
  24. pmc Light therapy and Alzheimer's disease and related dementia: past, present, and future
    Nicholas Hanford
    Department of Communication and Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 33:913-22. 2013
    ..A 24-hour lighting scheme to increase circadian entrainment, improve visibility, and reduce the risk of falls in those with ADRD is proposed, and future research needs are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint A model of phototransduction by the human circadian system
    Mark S Rea
    Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Brain Res Brain Res Rev 50:213-28. 2005
    ..The proposed model offers a framework for hypothesis testing and subsequent discussion of the practical aspects of architectural lighting with respect to light and health...
  26. doi request reprint On melatonin suppression from polychromatic and narrowband light
    John D Bullough
    Chronobiol Int 25:653-6. 2008