Melatonin and Biorhythms

  title={Melatonin and Biorhythms},
  author={C A Laud and Jos{\'e}phine Arendt},
ABSTRACT Melatonin is the most studied and well documented product of pineal activity: in birds various lines of evidence indicate that rhythmic melatonin production from the pineal gland has a central role in control of circadian rhythmicity and may function as a “master” biological clock. The function of the mammalian pineal as a photoneuroendocrine transducer, and its role in circadian and circannual events, is now being investigated primarily by measurement of its hormonal output, melatonin… CONTINUE READING