Leonor Mendoza-Vargas

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One of the most important functions modulated by melatonin is the synchronization of circadian rhythms. In crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), we have obtained evidence that the amplitude of the electrical response to light of the retinal photoreceptors the receptor potential, is modified by the action of melatonin and that the magnitude of this action depends(More)
Retinular photoreceptors are structures involved in the expression and synchronization of the circadian rhythm of sensitivity to light in crayfish. To determine whether melatonin possesses a differential effect upon the receptor potential (RP) amplitude of retinular photoreceptors circadian time (CT)-dependent, we conducted experiments by means of applying(More)
In crayfish, one very well-studied circadian rhythm is that of electroretinogram (ERG) amplitude. The cerebroid ganglion has been considered a plausible site for the circadian pacemaker of this rhythm and for the retinular photoreceptors, as the corresponding effectors. The pigment dispersing hormone (PDH) appears to synchronize ERG rhythm, but its(More)
Melatonin (MEL) is a conserved molecule with respect to its synthesis pathway and functions. In crayfish, MEL content in eyestalks (Ey) increases at night under the photoperiod, and this indoleamine synchronizes the circadian rhythm of electroretinogram amplitude, which is expressed by retinas and controlled by the cerebroid ganglion (CG). The aim of this(More)
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