Melatonin as a time-meaningful signal in circadian organization of immune response.

Abstract

Melatonin is synthesized and secreted during the dark period of the light/dark cycle. The rhythmic nocturnal melatonin secretion is directly generated by the circadian clock, located within the suprachiasmatic nuclei in mammals and is entrained to a 24-hour period by the light-dark cycle. The periodic secretion of melatonin may be used as a circadian… (More)

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@article{Cardinali1999MelatoninAA, title={Melatonin as a time-meaningful signal in circadian organization of immune response.}, author={Daniel Pedro Cardinali and Lauren Brusco and Renato Cutrera and Prof. Dr. Franka Stahl de Castrillon and Ana Isabel Esquifino}, journal={Biological signals and receptors}, year={1999}, volume={8 1-2}, pages={41-8} }