Melatonin effects on gut motility are independent of the relaxation mediated by the nitrergic system in the goldfish.

Abstract

Melatonin is a key neuroendocrine transducer in the circadian organization of vertebrates. However, its role in gastrointestinal physiology has not been explored in depth. In goldfish, a role for melatonin as a modulator of intestinal motility has been reported, whereby it attenuates the cholinergic contraction. The aim of the present work was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.01.024

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