Effects of sex and gonadal steroids on arginine vasotocin and mesotocin in the pineal gland and neurohypophysis of White Leghorn fowls.

@article{Robinzon1990EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sex and gonadal steroids on arginine vasotocin and mesotocin in the pineal gland and neurohypophysis of White Leghorn fowls.},
  author={Boaz Robinzon and N Sayag and Thomas I. Koike and S L Kinzler and H L Neldon},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={843-9}
}
1. Pineal and neurohypophysial arginine vasotocin (AVT) and mesotocin (MT) were measured in White Leghorn hens, cockerels and castrated males treated with either testosterone propionate (TP) or oestradiol benzoate (EB) (n = 10/group). The lighting regimen was 14 h light: 10 h dark, supplied by natural diffused sunlight and incandescent bulbs. 2. Both AVT and MT were detected in the pineal gland of all the chickens. 3. There was no significant effect of either sex or treatments on pineal MT. 4… CONTINUE READING