Effects of photoperiod and melatonin on lymphocyte activities in male broiler chickens.

@article{Kliger2000EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of photoperiod and melatonin on lymphocyte activities in male broiler chickens.},
  author={C A Kliger and Ahmed E. Gehad and R. Michael Hulet and W. B. Roush and Hyun Soon Lillehoj and Magdy M. Mashaly},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={18-25}
}
Understanding the role of the pineal gland in regulating the immune response and the role of photoperiod in influencing pineal gland secretions are becoming increasingly important. The purposes of the present experiments were to investigate the effects of different photoperiod regimens on T- and B-lymphocyte activities in broiler chickens. Next, the influence of different photoperiod regimens on the responsiveness of lymphocytes to melatonin in vitro was examined. The effect of melatonin in… CONTINUE READING