Exogenous melatonin affects lipids and enzyme activities in mink (Mustela vison) liver.

@article{Nieminen2001ExogenousMA,
  title={Exogenous melatonin affects lipids and enzyme activities in mink (Mustela vison) liver.},
  author={Petteri Nieminen and Reijo K{\"a}kel{\"a} and A M Mustonen and Heikki J. Hyv{\"a}rinen and Juha Asikainen},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP},
  year={2001},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={
          203-11
        }
}
Exogenous melatonin as subcutaneous 2.7-mg implants was given to eight female and male minks in late July with an equal number of animals in the control groups. The liver enzyme activities and major lipids of liver and plasma were measured in October-November. Melatonin had very pronounced effects on the lipid and carbohydrate metabolism of the minks and there was also a clear sexual dimorphism. In the males, melatonin decreased the lipase esterase activity of the liver. In the liver of the… CONTINUE READING
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