Melatonin and its analogs inhibit the basal and stimulated release of hypothalamic vasopressin and oxytocin in vitro.

@article{Yasin1993MelatoninAI,
  title={Melatonin and its analogs inhibit the basal and stimulated release of hypothalamic vasopressin and oxytocin in vitro.},
  author={Samreen A Yasin and Ana Teresa Perez Costa and G. Michael Besser and D. Hucks and Ashley Grossman and Mary L. Forsling},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1993},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={1329-36}
}
The secretion of neurohypophyseal hormone and ACTH in the rat has been shown to exhibit circadian rhythms, with high values during the day and low values throughout the night. The neurohypophyseal hormone daily rhythm is altered by exposure to constant light and by pinealectomy. It was, thus, proposed that the observed fall in vasopressin (AVP), oxytocin, and ACTH over the hours of darkness could be related to the release of melatonin seen at this time. Therefore, a study was performed to… CONTINUE READING

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