Comparative aspects of the pineal/melatonin system of poikilothermic vertebrates

@article{Filadelfi1996ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative aspects of the pineal/melatonin system of poikilothermic vertebrates},
  author={A. M. Filadelfi and A. Castrucci},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={20}
}
Abstract: The pineal gland of poikilothermic vertebrates originates as an evagination from the diencephalic roof between the habenular and the posterior commissures, and associates with a parapineal organ to form the so‐called pineal complex. The pinealocytes may be photosensitive, secretory or intermediate cells between both. Melatonin, the indoleamine secreted by the pineal, exhibits a circadian secretory rhythm that conveys environmental information to the organism. The peak melatonin… Expand
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