Melatonin receptor mRNA localization and rhythmicity in the retina of the domestic chick, Gallus domesticus.

@article{Natesan2002MelatoninRM,
  title={Melatonin receptor mRNA localization and rhythmicity in the retina of the domestic chick, Gallus domesticus.},
  author={Arjun K Natesan and Vincent M. Cassone},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={265-74}
}
The indoleamine hormone melatonin is synthesized and released by photoreceptors during the night within the chick retina, and confers timing information to modulate retinal physiology. Three subtypes of melatonin receptor with nearly identical pharmacological profiles have been described in chickens and are present in the retina. In this study, the spatial localization and temporal pattern of the mRNA for each of these receptors within the retina are described. The localization and rhythmicity… CONTINUE READING
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