Melatonin modulates visual function and cell viability in the mouse retina via the MT1 melatonin receptor.

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A clear demonstration of the role of melatonin and its receptors in specific retinal functions is lacking. The present study investigated the distribution of MT1 receptors within the retina, and the scotopic and photopic electroretinograms (ERG) and retinal morphology in wild-type (WT) and MT1 receptor-deficient mice. MT1 receptor transcripts were localized… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0904400106

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@article{Baba2009MelatoninMV, title={Melatonin modulates visual function and cell viability in the mouse retina via the MT1 melatonin receptor.}, author={K Baba and Nikita V. Pozdeyev and Francesca Mazzoni and Susana Contreras-Alcantara and Cuimei Liu and Manami Kasamatsu and Theresa Martinez-Merlos and Enrica Strettoi and Paul Michael Iuvone and Gianluca Tosini}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2009}, volume={106 35}, pages={15043-8} }