Endocrine Effects of Pineal Gland and of Melatonin

@article{Motta1967EndocrineEO,
  title={Endocrine Effects of Pineal Gland and of Melatonin},
  author={Marcella Motta and Franco Fraschini and Luciano Martini},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={1967},
  volume={126},
  pages={431 - 435}
}
Summary 1. Pinealectomy when performed in male rats results in a significant increase in weight of the testes, the prostates and the seminal vesicles. This suggests that the pineal gland usually inhibits the secretion of LH and of FSH. 2. Melatonin administered to male rats diminishes the weights of prostates and of seminal vesicles, but does not change testicular weight, indicating that exogenous melatonin suppresses the secretion of LH, but does not interfere with FSH release. 3. In… Expand
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