Exogenous melatonin elevates the plasma leptin and thyroxine concentrations of the mink (Mustela vison).

@article{Mustonen2000ExogenousME,
  title={Exogenous melatonin elevates the plasma leptin and thyroxine concentrations of the mink (Mustela vison).},
  author={A M Mustonen and Petteri Nieminen and Heikki J. Hyv{\"a}rinen and Juha Asikainen},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 9-10},
  pages={
          806-13
        }
}
Eight male and eight female minks were given exogenous melatonin as subcutaneous implants. The plasma leptin and thyroxine concentrations were measured. The leptin concentrations showed clear seasonal variations and differences between the experimental groups. In September most of the control females had undetectable plasma leptin concentrations, but the melatonin-treated females had detectable concentrations significantly higher than the leptin levels of the controls. Most of the males had… CONTINUE READING

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