Bipedal ambulation induces experimental scoliosis in C57BL/6J mice with reduced plasma and pineal melatonin levels.

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In addition to the induction of scoliosis in chickens by pinealectomy (PINX), we previously demonstrated that removal of the pineal gland also produces scoliosis in bipedal rats, which can be inhibited by melatonin treatment. Using C57BL/6J mice with genetically low circulating melatonin levels, the main objective of the present study was to investigate… (More)

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@article{Oyama2006BipedalAI, title={Bipedal ambulation induces experimental scoliosis in C57BL/6J mice with reduced plasma and pineal melatonin levels.}, author={Junko Oyama and Ichiro Murai and Kazunori Kanazawa and Masafumi Machida}, journal={Journal of pineal research}, year={2006}, volume={40 3}, pages={219-24} }