Melatonin: parallels in pineal gland and retina.

  title={Melatonin: parallels in pineal gland and retina.},
  author={Allan F. Wiechmann},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  volume={42 6},
It is apparent that several relationships exist between the pineal gland and retina. The similarities in development and morphology have been obvious for many years. A recent resurgence of interest in this field has led to a further understanding of many functional similarities between these two organs. A notable feature of the pineal gland and retina is their common ability to synthesize the indolamine hormone, melatonin. Many investigators suspect that the cyclic rhythm of retinal melatonin… CONTINUE READING
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