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The pineal hormone, melatonin, is known to modify, under different experimental conditions, neurohypophysial hormone secretion in the rat. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of melatonin on the vasopressin biosynthesis rate in the hypothalamus of either pinealectomized or sham-operated rats, using the colchicine method. To estimate whether(More)
The pineal gland hormone was shown to be involved in the regulation of repair and connective tissue accumulation in a wound. The hypothesis that melatonin injection could reverse the pinealectomy-induced elevation of the collagen content in scar tissue was verified. The effect of various melatonin doses (3, 30 and 100 micrograms/100 g body wt) on soluble,(More)
The regulatory influence of the pineal gland on superficial wound healing and collagen content is documented. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the pineal gland and its secretory product melatonin regulate collagen accumulation in the scar of the infarcted heart and to explain the mechanisms of its action. To induce myocardial infarction(More)
The connective tissue matrix of the heart remains under regulatory influence of the thyroid hormones. Some conflicting data describe the connective tissue changes in subjects with thyroid gland disorders. The aim of the study was to assess the changes of the connective tissue accumulation in the heart of rats in the state of hypothyroidism and to answer the(More)
The effect of disodium cromoglycate on skin wound healing and collagen formation in the wounds was studied. Disodium cromoglycate (a mast cell stabilizer) administered to the rats in a dose of 2 mg/animal was found to retard wound healing and markedly increased wound surface in all examined days (3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th day of healing). The mast cell(More)
The pineal gland is involved in wound repair and collagen deposition in sponge-induced granulomas. The aim of this investigation was to discover whether the pineal gland was able to regulate collagen accumulation in the intact skin. Wistar rats were divided into five groups: control, sham-operated with vehicle application, sham-operated with melatonin(More)