Melatonin and tryptophan affect the activity-rest rhythm, core and peripheral temperatures, and interleukin levels in the ringdove: changes with age.

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Aging is known to alter the circadian rhythms of melatonin, serotonin, thermoregulatory responses, cytokine production, and sleep/wakefulness which affect sleep quality. We tested the possible palliative effects of a 3-day administration of melatonin (0.25 or 2.5 mg/kg of body weight [b.w.] to young and old ringdoves, respectively) or tryptophan (300 mg/kg… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gln054

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@article{Paredes2009MelatoninAT, title={Melatonin and tryptophan affect the activity-rest rhythm, core and peripheral temperatures, and interleukin levels in the ringdove: changes with age.}, author={Sergio Dami{\'a}n Paredes and Ana Mar{\'i}a Marchena and Ignacio Felipe Bejarano and Javier Espino and Carmen Barriga and Rub{\'e}n V{\'i}ctor Rial and Russell J Reiter and Ana Rodriguez}, journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences}, year={2009}, volume={64 3}, pages={340-50} }