Extrapineal Melatonin: Location and Role within Diffuse Neuroendocrine System

  title={Extrapineal Melatonin: Location and Role within Diffuse Neuroendocrine System},
  author={Igor M. Kvetnoy},
  journal={The Histochemical Journal},
During the last decade, much attention has centred on melatonin, one of the hormones of the diffuse neuroendocrine system. For many years it was considered to be only a hormone of the pineal gland. As soon as highly sensitive antibodies to indolealkylamines became available, melatonin was identified not only in pineal gland, but also in extrapineal tissues. These included the retina, Harderian gland, gut mucosa, cerebellum, airway epithelium, liver, kidney, adrenals, thymus, thyroid, pancreas… CONTINUE READING
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