Effects of melatonin on thermally classified anterior hypothalamic neurons in the white-footed mouse ( Peromyscus leucopus )

@inproceedings{Fetsch2006EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of melatonin on thermally classified anterior hypothalamic neurons in the white-footed mouse ( Peromyscus leucopus )},
  author={Christopher R Fetsch and Paul Heideman and John D. Griffin},
  year={2006}
}
1. The pineal hormone melatonin influences thermoregulation in many species, but the mechanism of action is unknown. 2. We tested whether melatonin could act directly on the primary thermoregulatory control center in the preoptic area and anterior hypothalamus (PO/AH), using a white-footed mouse tissue slice preparation. 3. PO/AH neurons were classified according to their thermosensitivity, then treated with 1mM melatonin. 4. Thirty percent of warm-sensitive and 41% of temperature-insensitive… CONTINUE READING

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