Circadian melatonin release in vitro by European sea bass pineal

@article{Bayarri2004CircadianMR,
  title={Circadian melatonin release in vitro by European sea bass pineal},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Bayarri and Rosa Garcia-Allegue and Jos{\'e} Fernando L{\'o}pez-Olmeda and Juan Antonio Madrid and Francisco Javier Sanchez-Vazquez},
  journal={Fish Physiology and Biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={87-89}
}
Melatonin production by the fish pineal is under the control of photoperiod. In addition, in some fish species pineal melatonin production is self-sustained by an intrapineal circadian pacemaker, not in salmonids, though. The aim of this research was to test melatonin release in vitro by the pineal of sea bass held under LD 12:12 and DD conditions to determine the endogenous nature of melatonin rhythm. Circadian rhythmicity (τ = 28.3 h) was found since rhythmic melatonin release persisted on DD… CONTINUE READING

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