Melatonin controls photoperiodic changes in tanycyte vimentin and neural cell adhesion molecule expression in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus).

@article{Bolborea2011MelatoninCP,
  title={Melatonin controls photoperiodic changes in tanycyte vimentin and neural cell adhesion molecule expression in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus).},
  author={Matei Bolborea and Marie-Pierre Laran-Chich and Kamontip Rasri and Herbert Hildebrandt and Piyarat Govitrapong and Val{\'e}rie Simonneaux and Paul P{\'e}vet and Stephan Steinlechner and Paul Klosen},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={152 10},
  pages={3871-83}
}
The Djungarian hamster displays photoperiodic variations in gonadal size synchronized to the seasons by the nightly secretion of the pineal hormone melatonin. In short photoperiod (SP), the gonads regress in size, and circulating sex steroids levels decline. Thus, the brain is subject to seasonal variations of both melatonin and sex steroids. Tanycytes are specialized glial cells located in the ependymal lining of the third ventricle. They send processes either to the meninges or to blood… CONTINUE READING
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