Microencapsulation and culture in vitro of rat pinealocytes.


BACKGROUND Melatonin is a powerful anti-aging reagent for scavenging free radicals. However, the effect of exogenous melatonin on age-dependent diseases is uncertain. Immune rejection has limited xenotransplantation or allotransplantation of the pineal gland. The aim of this study was to assess cell viability and the function of rat pinealocytes… (More)