Expression of mt1 melatonin receptor in rat retina: evidence for multiple cell targets for melatonin.

@article{Fujieda1999ExpressionOM,
  title={Expression of mt1 melatonin receptor in rat retina: evidence for multiple cell targets for melatonin.},
  author={Hiroki Fujieda and Soheila A Hamadanizadeh and Ellen Wankiewicz and Shiu Fun Pang and Gregory M. Brown},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={793-9}
}
Melatonin is synthesized in the retina at night and acts as a local modulator within this tissue by mediating the effects of darkness. We investigated the expression and localization of the mt1 (Mel1a) melatonin receptor in rat retina in order to disclose the cellular and molecular bases of melatonin's action in the mammalian retina. Western blotting of the… CONTINUE READING