Evidence for differential photic regulation of pineal melatonin synthesis in teleosts.

@article{Migaud2007EvidenceFD,
  title={Evidence for differential photic regulation of pineal melatonin synthesis in teleosts.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Migaud and Andrew Davie and C C Martinez Chavez and Sammi Al-Khamees},
  journal={Journal of pineal research},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={327-35}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the circadian control of melatonin production in teleosts. To do so, the effects of ophthalmectomy on circulating melatonin rhythms were studied along with ex vivo pineal culture in six different teleosts. Results strongly suggested that the circadian control of melatonin production could have dramatically changed with at least three different systems being present in teleosts when one considers the photic regulation of pineal melatonin production. First… CONTINUE READING